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Seattle May 15 [1890]

To the Honorable City Council:

I see that you have passed an ordinance that all intelligence offices shall pay a license of $100. And give bonds to the amount of $2000. Will you allow me to call your attention to the fact that these are offices in the city that only find employment for men , and women. Where only women are employed or employment is found for them hardly anything is made, on account of the scarcity of help. I wonder that such a very small business should have to pay a license and if so, under such a very high one. Will you have the kindness to look into the matter? Looking and hoping for justice I remain.

Respectfully yours, Mrs. Hubbard

General File 990633, May 15, 1890
Seattle Municipal Archives

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