Immigration Again

Title

Immigration Again

Subject

Women

Description

This was printed a week or two after the paper published an article on the immigration plans of Mr. Mercer. This is from the Boston Advertiser. It argues that women are in surplus because of the war, that they have the same rights to emigrate as men, and are as adventurous as men, but that they require more money for safety and comfort. It notes that in Oregon, female domestics are said to earn a dollar a day in gold besides their board.

On p. 2 is "The Negro in the Fence," an article condemning the accusation by the Olympia editor, Hicks, that A.S. Mercer intends to "introduce negro contrabands into the territory."

Abstract

Washington should encourage the immigration of single women from states such as Massachusetts, where the war has left a surplus of women.

Creator

unknown

Source

Seattle Weekly Gazette

Publisher

Seattle, WA: J.R. Watson

Date Issued

1865-05-11

References

Mercer, A. S. (Asa Shinn), 1839-1917

Medium

Web

Type

article

Bibliographic Citation

Vol. 1, iss. 52, p. 1, col. A, B

Temporal Coverage

1865

Provenance

Washington State Archives

URL

www.sos.wa.gov/history/newspapers.aspx

Start Page

1

End Page

1

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