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Philadelphia textile manufacturers put their factories on half-time production

Broad and Prime Street Station, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 1856
12/01/1860
With Southern customers cancelling orders daily with Northern firms, Philadelphia businessmen met at the Manufacturers' Exchange in the city.  They agreed to counsel half-time running at mills manufacturing cotton and woolen goods until the crisis abated.  (By John Osborne)
Source Citation: 
Thomas Scharf and Thompson Wescott, History of Philadelphia 1609-1884, in three volumes (Philadelphia, PA: L.H. Everts & Co., 1884), 1: 738.

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