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A Working Man

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VVhateversins his politica! opponents (we do not knovv that he ever had any others) may lay to the charge of ex-Governor Hill, they cannot charge liim with idleness and extrdvagance. In a late paper he thus describes the years of his apprenticeshb and subsequent Jife. - Congressional Journal. " Never less than twelve hours - a large portion of the time fourteen and lïfteen hours - and beyorid that the continuous severe labor of twenty, twentyfour to thirty hours were frequently requirej,from no want of humanity perhaps in the master, but from what was thought to be the necessiiy of the case. It was the custom of people to vork in those days ; and even if ihe labor was tiresonríe enough to worry and deprive the nvalid of restafter retiring for the night, neither he nor any one else thought of uch an expedient as opplying to the Legslaturefor relief! The habit of work gained at this early period of life was of value afterwards in pursuing our own business ; for in twenty years, frorn 1809 to 1829, in which we oursued the publication of the New Hamphirc Patriot, we performcd the parts of editor, clerk of the counting-roora, typesetter, reader of proof and corrector of he press ; in nearly all that time was he wcekly edition of from three to five and six thousimd newspaperi, mainly in the night time, directed and sent off by our own hand."