During his youth he had been employed in the convict establishments of the South.
Since that time two counter forces have been at work to affect the ratio of manufacturing establishments to population.
The number of establishments has been diminished as the staple products that can be transported have come to be made in larger factories.
Much of this has been of such a kind that it does not appear at all in the figures showing the number of establishments and of employees.
The point is reached in the growth of establishments where oversight cannot be as perfect and complete; the eye of the master cannot be over all.
But while the number of establishments in these staple industries was decreasing, the number of employees per establishment in most cases was increasing.
In the life of the Old World there is nothing so shocking to a republicanized mind as the awful contrast between the abodes of the poor and the establishments of the rich.
He was one of a score or two of men in North America who could have maintained establishments in town and country on the dastardly scale so common among rich people in Europe.
And is not the court full of Papists, prelates, malignants; all of them zealous enemies to our religious model, and resolute to sacrifice their lives for their idolatrous establishments?
The Independents rejected all ecclesiastical establishments, and would admit of no spiritual courts, no government among pastors, no interposition of the magistrate in religious concerns, no fixed encouragement annexed to any system of doctrines or opinions.