Poverty and Policy in American History by Michael B. Katz

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In the same letter, Mrs. Sullivan asked Miss Cashell if she ever had written to Mr. Avery, the neighbor whose discouragement about good works had so troubled her. " Most seriously, almost as an afterthought, she reported that she would soon need a new place because the man and woman who had worked for the Hunts before her were returning in March. In February illness again dominated Mrs. Sullivan's life. " She took him to the doctor in Philadelphia and spent "all Sunday night" at her sister's with Francis, who was "afraid that I am going to leave him there as the doctor said he was alright and I had no trouble with him since I come home.

50 for his week's work. " As Mrs. " On August 9, only little more than a month after she had left the lodge, Mrs. Sullivan again wrote to the SOC: Mrs. Wood I am in great need both myself and children have no food in the house my husband was taking sick and had to go to hospital and my health is in no condition to make a living so hope you would be kind enough to call 2442 Marston St. The next day the agent visited Mrs. " Instead, counting on her husband's income, they had taken a house with her aunt, who was to pay half the rent.

Miss Brophy called 2 days later to say that arrangements could be made to admit Francis in 5 days, on May 10. She had visited the lodge to see the family and wanted to take Mrs. " The only problem was that Miss Brophy lived with her brother, a doctor, and her sister, a schoolteacher. Thus, the house was empty part of every day, and she wanted to know if Mrs. Sullivan could be trusted. The agent told Miss Brophy "that we have made no special inquiries as to Mrs. " The day before Francis was to go to St.

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