‘I will die for want’

The writer of this letter says she is thoroughly miserable in the workhouse and begs to be allowed to go home otherwise she will die from want, 16 January 1863, Catalogue ref: MH12/7686

Poor Law Union: Poplar

Union counties: Middlesex


Poplar Union

January 16th 1863


I would be very much obliged if you would take me out of this workhouse, I do not like to be in here. I am very unhappy I want to go to see my step mother Mrs Dunbar. They will not allow me to leave the place, the food is very bad which I am not used to but if you leave me in here much longer I will die from want. Please would you let me know if you intend to do anything for me.

Your humble servant

Prudence Dunbar

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