Title:
An Early Trades Union

Author:
H. Ruble; Hugh Kelly; Jacob Schull; Francis Cross

Date:
1908

Source:
Indiana Magazine of History, Volume 4, Issue 1, pp 46-46

Article Type:
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AN EARLY TRADES UNION.

AT a meeting of the majority of the Tailors of the Burrough of Vincennes, held in the shop of Jacob Shull & Francis Cross, on the 18th day of May, 1816, for the purpose of establishing a regular price for work done in their line of business in the future; and after some deliberation established the following prices, to-wit:

For making— Dol. Cts.
A gentleman's great coat 6
A cloak 3
A gentleman's dress coat 5
A frock coat 5
A surtout 5 50
A waistcoat 2
Pantaloons 2
Hussars 2 75
Sharrivallies 3 50
Short Breeches 2 50
Round-about 2 50
Dragoon's coat 5

Summer Clothing.—Gingham or Cotton, for making coat, $4.50. Flannel flips on foxing pantaloons, $1. Lady's coat, from four dollars to six dollars and fifty cents.

Minor's Clothing.—Over ten and under 16 years of age, half price.

For cutting out a coat, $1. Pantaloons or vests, 37½c.

H. RUBLE

HUGH KELLY

JACOB QCHULL

FRANCIS CROSS.

May 23, 1816.



Published by the Indiana University Department of History.