Caution-Several Workmen … Deterred



[002875] [Hartlepool Dock and Railway Company]. Caution – Several Workmen … Deterred from Pursuing Their Employment in Consequence of Threats Held Out By Some Mischievous and Ill-Disposed Men…. Hartlepool: J. Shields, 1833. First Edition. 4to. Unbound. Broadside. Good. Single sided printed broadside, approximately 220mm x 280mm in size.

Lightly creased, name in ink to reverse with light bleed through, otherwise fairly bright and clean.

Interesting reward broadside, offering ten guineas to any workman informing on the men, “who presume to dictate to their fellow Workmen the rate of Wages that they are to engage for”, noting that the Company are “determined to use every means in their power for protecting the Men who are willing to Work, and to prosecute with the utmost rigour of the Law all those who, by holding out Threats of personal violence, endeavour to prevent them”.

Printed by J.[ohn] Shields of Hartlepool (See Hunt, ‘The Book Trade in Northumberland and Durham to 1860, page 83).

Not in COPAC