Commonwealth of Massachusetts
A Proclamation
His Excellency Governor Deval L. Patrick


Whereas Francis Cabot Lowell was born in Newburyport, Massachusetts and had career as a successful businessman and innovator in the early days of the Massachusetts economy; and

Whereas In Waltham, Massachusetts Francis Cabot Lowell founded the Boston Manufacturing Company, the first integrated textile mill in the world to do both spinning and weaving and the first in the world to employ women as operatives and provide a place for them to live; and

Whereas The mill was the first place in the world to pay a cash wage, while also serving as the site of the first industrial strike in the new world; and

Whereas The City of Lowell, Massachusetts is named after Francis Cabot to recognize his historic influence on the Industrial revolution in the United States; and

Whereas Francis Cabot Lowell Day celebrates the bicentennial anniversary of the first mill founded Francis Cabot Lowell Mill in Waltham,

Now, Therefore, I, Deval L. Patrick, Governor of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, do hereby proclaim September 28th, 2013, to be


And urge all the citizens of the Commonwealth to take cognizance of this event and participate fittingly in its observance.

Given at the Executive Chamber in Boston, this sixteenth day of September, in the year two thousand and thirteen, and of the Independence of the United States of America, the two hundred and thirty-seventh.

By His Excellency

Deval L. Patrick
Governor of the Commonwealth

William Francis Galvin
Secretary of the Commonwealth

God Save the Commonwealth of Massachusetts