Friday, January 18, 2008

14Nov1862, Half-starved constitutions

HAWARDEN, Friday, November 14th, 1862.
—The Relief Committees have a miserable mania for economizing, in order to give more later in the winter : this is horrid, because it is urgently necessary to feed the people now, that they may lay in some stock of strength to resist the bitter weather and the almost inevitable fever, which coming upon half-starved constitutions must be fatal.

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