Mr. Evans to Mr. McDonell

Sir: In reference to our conversation respecting the work convict Lynch does for me under my contract, I find it varies from 100 to 150 small parcels, of dozen locks in each, which he wraps up in one day in an outside wrapper only, in brown paper, and ties same with twine. The same work is done in the United States by women and girls in the lock shops there, and one girl there does more than four times as much as he is asked to do; in fact he is in no wise hurried, but can sit and rest whenever he is tired or feels so inclined.

Yours, truly,