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