|Inflammation of Lungs||17||20||38||16||24|
|Inflammation of Brain||7||11||6||8||4|
|Total mortality each year*||426||456||473||363||362|
| WHOLE No.
|y.||d.||y.||d.||Imp'd||As good||Not as good|
|Weaving room .||111||22||98||3||84||10||62||39|
|Whole No. .||203||22||85||4||29||29||119||55|
"whatever [information] was given [to the committee] was so changed in its conection or removed from its original position that it was made to say what we never said... The Chariman of the Committee manifested a great desire to bring out everything that would look bright and beautiful upon the side of manufactories. . . .
The report says I was out of the mills last year a third of the time; but does not say why; but the testimony that I gave them, said being unable to work from ill health, the only thing worthy of mention in that part of the testimony. The report says that I had taught evening school four winters and it had injured my health. I said in reply to a question put by the Chairman, "would the operatives spend the time, if it should be given them, in the cultivation of their minds?" I stated that I believed most of them would. A reason was called for -- to which the reason assigned was -- that I had very often written letters for those who could not write, and had taken some few girls to my own sleeping apartment and instructed them in the simplest branches of education, and learn them very imperfectly how to write, witout any compensation except that of improving that unfortunate class of which I was a member. This was termed teaching school four years--and if that be a true definition, I have not yet had a vacation, nor do I hope for one, until I can do nothing to improve the condition of those with whom my lot is cast."