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    Samuel Slater Autograph Letter Signed "S. Slater." One page, 7.75" x 10", Providence, Rhode Island, October 21, 1812, to his brother, John Slater. The "Father of the American Industrial Revolution" writes a lengthy letter to his brother. In part:

    "I did not make out to get the fair arms cast until yesterday & was fixing this morning to send a special messenger with them, just as the bearer Mr. Carpenter came along & he was on his way up there by whom I send them. Mr. Carpenter feels anxious about his son's working for us. He says if you will put him to a Mule he shall work at it 6 months for his board & engage for 2 years providing you can agree what wages he's to have after the six months. His father feels anxious to have him in steady business & I doubt not you may now agree with him for reasonable wages if wanted."

    A rare Slater ALS with the usual folds and small areas of loss to the integral address leaf, else it is a bright, legible example, in fine condition.


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    October, 2013
    17th-18th Thursday-Friday
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