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Case 4770

11. Extract of a letter from the Shrewsbury Home 7 May 1896

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Extract from Miss Butler's letter dated May 7th 1896

I have arranged for little I. who was formerly paid for by the Society until we became enrolled to go to Miss Steers Home in London on May 18th. She will take her free but I think that you will be probably ready to give an entrance fee of perhaps £2 to this or any other free Home which receives some of our children as the other Society will then be freed of all expense regarding them. I will send all details about each child later on when they really leave. We are a little puzzled about M. who has not been with us very long. Her casepaper will show that she has a bad record. & a worse one in reality than appears on the paper. She is a very depraved child & hardly a wise inmate for any voluntary Home. Would it be at all possible, under the Ind. Schools Amendment Act to get her into the stricter discipline of a certified Industrial Home? I do not know, but she is the one whom we feel it most difficult to know where to place. & yet she might do well later. but she is apparently proud of her career & boasts about it to other children. What can be done!! Can you suggest any likely Home where it would not be too great a risk to place her.

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