From the Boston (Mass.) Emancipator and Republican, 6/2/1847, p. 3, c. 3

A STRIKE AGAINST SLAVE LABOR. – The workmen of the Tredegar iron works, Richmond, Va., have struck against the employment of slaves at puddling in that establishment, and also for an increase of wages. The owner of the works sends them word through the newspapers that as they have discharged themselves, he will dispense with their services, and put the slaves in their places. The matter is exciting some feeling, and the proprietor of the works appeals to the public to sustain him in resisting what he calls “the boldest attack upon slave labor, and the rights of the citizen, ever before made in a slave State.”

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