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Effects Of Our Drinking Usages On The Co...
h To the return husband to the a subject most sad of the and non horrible -maintenance story has of the just wive appeared s and families in the y
Lincolnshire call the attention Chronicle , of those , headed belong " ing Desertion to the Temperance and Death , " movement to which I . wish to
a labourer An inquest who was , it was held reported early in , June had not , on allowed the bod her y of the a woman necessaries , the wife of life _of for children some justified time past . ; On which the report inquiry her , it emaciated appeared appearance that the clergyman and that of of her the
months parish , struck ago . The by her doctor . bad look certified s , sent that the she doctor was to slowl examin y dy e ing her of som inanition e three , bedding and sent , the no clothes relieving but officer a few to rags her , . and The no relievin food g but officer some found bread she which had no he
afterwards declined considered it , she say unfit ing appeared to her be husband eaten before ; would he the offered board ill-use to of her send guardians if he her found some and it out sago begged . , Shor but to she tl be y
received and was well into able the workhouse to support ; her but , the as her petition husband was refused was earning . On good the 26 wages th of , May she diedand the doctor certified it was from want of the
neces-, a saries want of of life sufficient . The jury and returned food a verdict which that the " husban The deceased d of the die deceased d from . _ought to have supplied , but proper which he neg , lected to do . "
wretched _2 _sTow , a woman horrible lingered state of things in the is agonies here disclosed of starvation . For . three The months whole a parish poor knew ht it to . support She was her refused yet relief no step on s the were ground taken that to her compel husban him d could to do , and so .
And oug when , she died , a , verdict of manslaughter is not returned against him . Full details of this story may be seen in the Lincolnshire Chronicles of June 5 th , and June 12 th , and they are worth reading . Until some measures
are taken to compel men to support their families , married women will , and and must see continue their children to work ; starve they . cannot This be expected creatur so e was sit at too home weak and to starve work , poor ,
and had a young baby to attend to ; had she been able to work , it would have averted her fate . It did not appear on the inquest whether the husband was drunken or sober in his habitsbut in all probability he was
drunken . , As long as such crimes can be committed with impunity , married women must not be blamed for going out to work , nor will any amount of blame
prevent them from working , as the penalty of staying at home and _attending to their household duties is starvation . The coroner expressed a wish that some of unlawful change omission might be death made took in " lace the . " law To of e homicide ffect this where change , b is y an some obj act ect
in which all the friends , of humanity p ought to unite .
Yours faithfully , J . B .
356 Open Council/.
356 open council / .
Respecteb Jladies, I Am Told That If I W...
Respecteb jLadies , I am told that if I write to you , you will put my letter into print , and
then perhaps some one will see what I want to get altered about the Post Office Savings Banks . I am in service , and have saved up a little bit of money , and I put into a Post Office Savings Bank .
It happens that I am very comfortable in my present situation with my fellow servant , and she has likewise saved some money , so that it don't much signify when the letter comes from London to tell _iis thhave got
ey the our postman money there even ; to but know you that see , one ladies is , saving in a little ; and place it often one leads don't to much unplea like
-¦ at santness home . I could I am not not ashamed save in the of P it . , O of . S cours . Banks e it isn at 't all that for , but this if reason I was . living I am
English Woman’s Journal (1858-1864), July 1, 1863, page 356, in the Nineteenth-Century Serials Edition (2008; 2018) ncse.ac.uk/periodicals/ewj/issues/ewj_01071863/page/68/