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ON

THE EVILS

WHICH ARE PRODUCED BY

LATE HOURS OF BUSINESS,

AND ON THE

BENEFITS WHICH WOULD ATTEND THEIR ABRIDGEMENT.

BY THOMAS DAVIES.

Twith a Preface

BY THE

HON. AND REV. BAPTIST W. NOEL, M.A.

“ As ye would that men should do to you, do ye also to them likewise.”

Luke, vi. 31.

LONDON:
JAMES NISBET AND CO., BERNERS STREET.

1843.

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A PRIZE of Twenty Guineas having been offered by the Metropolitan Drapers' Association for “the best practical Essay on the Evils of the present Protracted Hours of Trade generally, but more especially as they affect the Physical, Moral, and Intellectual Condition of the Drapers of the Metropolis, and the Advantages likely to arise from an Abridgement in reference to the Employed, the Employer, and the Public.” We, having undertaken to adjudge the same, hereby award it to the Author of the following Essay.

(Signed)

BAPTIST W. NOEL.

WILLIAM D. OWEN.

FRANCIS ST. CLAIR.

London, July, 1843.

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