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From the Journal of the House of Representatives,

Message to Legislature. (March 9, 1915. pp. 547-548.)

The Honorable Speaker of the House of Representatives:


Pursuant to section 4 of Act No. 290 of the Public Acts of 1913, I herewith transmit to the House of Representatives the report of the Michigan State Commission of Inquiry into wages and the conditions of labor for women and the advisability of establishing a minimum wage law.

Part II of this report gives a tentative bill for the creation of a Michigan minimum wage commission.

I wish to state at this time that the members of the Commission appointed under the provisions in the above act have given their personal time liberally, without compensation, to a careful and thorough investigation along the lines outlined in their report, and the same merits your careful consideration.

Yours very truly,

Woodbridge N. Ferris

Source: Fuller, George, editor. Messages of the Governors of Michigan. Volume IV. (Lansing, Michigan: Michigan Historical Commission, 1927), 681.