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  HO45/10053/A63223; This is an extract from a letter of 1903 from the magistrates at Henley, asking the Home Office if they can order persistent truants to be birched, or whipped. They were told that they could not order whipping for this kind of offence.
 
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  HO45/10053/A63223; extract from a letter of 1903
 
 
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