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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.
  In Source 1, what was the problem with the punishments the magistrates were giving out? Why did they think beating might be a better alternative?
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  HO45/10053/A63223; extract from a letter of 1903
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