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Penmans Immigration Fare Repayment Agreement for Sarah Speed, 1913


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Text
Item Type:
Documents
Description:
In this 1913 contract, Sarah Speed agrees to repay her transportation fare from England to Penmans Limited. At the time, Penmans solicited workers from across Canada and in England, and paid for their immigration costs. The cost was treated as a loan and was expected to be repaid from the employee's salary. This contract notes the repayment schedule. In this case, the transportation cost was $60.70.
Date of Publication:
13 Aug 1913
Subject(s):
Local identifier:
1999.8037.03
Collection:
Penmans Employee Collection
Language of Item:
English
Geographic Coverage:
  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 43.2 Longitude: -80.38333
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Recommended Citation:
Sarah Speed Immigration Fare Repayment Agreement, 1913, Penmans Employee Collection, 1999.8037.03, Paris Museum and Historical Society
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Full Text

Ms. Speed            S-182

Paris, Canada, Aug 13 1913.

In consideration of having received from PENMANS LIMITED Sixty 70/100 Dollars for transportation from England. to Paris, Ontario, I hereby agree to faithfully serve said firm as a mill operative upon such terms as may be arranged from time to time between the Company and myself, and I further agree to pay back to PENMANS LIMITED the amount advanced for my passage as above given at the rate of 50 ¢ per week while I am earning less than $6.00 per week, and at the rate of $1.00 per week when earning $6.00 or more per week until the debt is discharged in full, it being further agreed that the unpaid balance shall at all times constitute a first lien against any wages then coming to me; and in case I should at any time cease in the employ of the Company the then unpaid balance will immediately become due.

Witness.               Signed. Sarah Speed

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Penmans Immigration Fare Repayment Agreement for Sarah Speed, 1913


In this 1913 contract, Sarah Speed agrees to repay her transportation fare from England to Penmans Limited. At the time, Penmans solicited workers from across Canada and in England, and paid for their immigration costs. The cost was treated as a loan and was expected to be repaid from the employee's salary. This contract notes the repayment schedule. In this case, the transportation cost was $60.70.