Local resident advocates for keeping cotton gin on Westborough seal


Letter to the Editor iconDear Editor,

Maybe I’m simplifying, and I’m not a Westboro resident, but the cotton

gin was developed to be a boon to the efforts of the workers and to

improve production. Did the inventor have anything in mind like

advancing slavery? I sincerely doubt it, though I can’t prove it.


Leave the gin on the town seal and be proud of the inventor. Stop

reading into the effects of the machine as if the inventor had any ill

will by advancing his invention. Unless, of course, you can prove he had

ill intentions toward slaves… then, by all means crucify him vis-a-vie

removing the gin from the seal.


Chuck Dilts, Southborough