The Pamphlet Collection of Sir Robert Stout: Volume 69
Mr. McGill. Milton, 15th January, 1891
15th January, 1891.
Mr. McGill, after the deputation had made known the object of the interview, said he had no objection to the movement at all, but it should be general all through the Colony. There were mills (two) belonging to him, and sometimes they could not be worked in consequence of the want of water. This matter would have to be arranged. The men were always paid whether the full time was put in or not. He (Mr. McGill) was going to attend the conference of millowners, and as to the proposed meeting of employers and employees he would try and get the affair arranged. He was pleased to see the deputation to talk the matter over.
The interview was short and exceedingly cordial, and afterwards he took the deputation through the mill.