Report on the Sanitary Condition of the Labouring Population Og Great; Britain Supplementary Report on the Results of Special Inquiry Into the Practice of Interment in Towns Volume 1

Report on the Sanitary Condition of the Labouring Population Og Great; Britain Supplementary Report on the Results of Special Inquiry Into the Practice of Interment in Towns Volume 1

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1842 edition. Excerpt: ...narrator of this case, that on one day the whole sustenance he could procure was a halfpenny worth of bread. The same individual, when calling on Saturday last, about one o clock P.M., found that this man had not tasted bread that day, and the first supply expected was from the Destitute Sick Society, to whom application had been made. It may be mentioned that the visitor from the society called in the afternoon, and left ls. 6d., but assured the old man that no further supply could be granted. Case 2.-C. and his wife, both aged about 67, residing in Canongate, have lived about 40 years in Edinburgh. The man has had very little employment for the last two years, his branch of trade having been almost entirely superseded by a cheap improvement. He left the infirmary in February last, where he had been confined two months by disease. Since, that time to the present (15th Qctober, 1840, ) his whole earnings do not amount to 20s. He has received ls. a-week from the parish, since November last, and with this sum he has to support himself, his wife, and a grown-up daughter, who was at one time a servant, but having had an attack of brain fever, has been somewhat silly ever since. This destitute couple have from time to time, as necessity compelled them, pawned different articles of clothing, until they have hardly a sufliciency to cover themselves with; in fact, the old woman has not even this: every available article of furniture has gone to the pawnshop, and many of these are already unredeemable, as no doubt the others will become. The only article in the house in the shape of bed-clothes is a solitary blanket. The only kind of food which their slender means can command is small potatoes, and occasionally a pound of meal, and these are...show more

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  • Paperback | 152 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 8mm | 286g
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  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236620550
  • 9781236620552