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To The Jeditor Of The Jenglish Woman's J...
Eng especiall land y , in instead _Kew Zealand of sending , they more are women much wanted out to . the I quite colonies agree , where that , to and do
this comes within the scope of the Society , but the writer of the article must remember , that the information received on the subject of the want of women in the colonies , is most uncertain and contradictory ; sometimes it is stated that
the utmost inconvenience is occasioned by the scarcity of women ; then again wander It is said about that the unable _seajDort to get towns work are and overcrowded exposed to the with greatest them , privations and that they .
send Under out these women circumstances , until some I definite am sure arrangement no one can for blame providing us , if we for hesitate them on to their arrival has been made .
If a committee of ladies and gentlemen ( containing in the list the names of some well-known persons , clergymen , & c . ) would form themselves , in any send seaport out town shall of be _New respectabl Zealand , and and comfortabl positively guarantee maintained that till the they women are dis we
posed of either in marriage or y by finding situations y , I have little doubt that ¦ the would Committee willingl of send the out Society a dozen for or Promoting so as an experiment the Employment and if it of answered Women
would increase y the number afterwards . , I fear , however , that the exact description of persons required in the
is colonies for strong will not health be y among maid those servants sent , , able i _£ at and least willing , it is true to do , th a at great the deman deal of d hard rough work .
Eng These land , seldom and they , if are ever able , app to ly find at our work office for , themselves as there is . a demand for them in The applicants are either maidservants whose health will no longer enable
than them service to do hard , or work else they , and who are women therefore of seek altogether some less a different laborious class emp , loyment tradeshave men's been daug ruined hters , and or have others died belong and left ing th to em the unprovided middle ranks for _. , whose fathers
will If undertake persons of thi to s provide descriptio for n them are required on their in arrival New Zealand , I have , and as I a said committee , little g of doubt ladl these y that send women the a few Society then as an there experiment for can Promoting be no ; but doubt the if the at Emp all colonists loyment that the will Society of pay Women the will passage would ladl
collect and send , them . A want of funds might otherwise prove an imp g edi y - Society ment to has any alread exertions y entered in that full direction y consume , as its the income engagements . into which the
As and The I in am any women in other no way thus emp authorized sent loyments would to that be act useful requ for the ire as nursery Society but little , governesses I education have of course , and saleswomen strength no right , , .
or power to pledge it to any course of action ; still I may venture to state my personal from and would the conviction Societ send the in that Eng necessary land if such . funds a committee , it would were meet formed with read in y New co-operation Zealand . ,
y I amMadam , Yours , faithfully , One or the Committee of the Society for ,
Promoting the _Employment of Women .
142 Open Council.
142 OPEN COUNCIL .
To The Editor Of The English Woman's Jou...
To the Editor of the English Woman ' s Journal . Madam
, I was interested in reading a letter from " C . D ., " which appeared in the August number of your Journal . I hope that the subject of insanity among
It females is one will on receive which very the attention little is known in your by pages the public which at it large certainl . The y deserves number .
English Woman’s Journal (1858-1864), Oct. 1, 1860, page 142, in the Nineteenth-Century Serials Edition (2008; 2018) ncse.ac.uk/periodicals/ewj/issues/ewj_01101860/page/70/