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Comparison of Ages: Four Portuguese boys in front of home of Antone Mello, 26 County St. Boy on the left end (tallest) is a school boy. Said 13 years old. Boy on right end (shortest) is a school boy said 12 years old. Between them are: Jo Viera, sais[sic] 15 years, and Antone Mello, said 14 years. Both have been cleaning in Kilburn Mill for 2 years, in #1 spinning room. Both from the Islands a few years ago. Antone is very illiterate, spoke almost no English, could hardly write his name. I asked the tallest boy how Antone could be in the mill. He said they lie about their ages. If I came from the Islands, I could fool them about my age too and go in the mill. He said the priests fixed it up. Location: New Bedford, Massachusetts.

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