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his regiment. He led a steady life whilst in the service, and at the
expiration of his term passed into the Reserve with a "very good"
character. He was a long time unemployed, and this appears to have
reduced him to despair, and so to drink. He sank to the lowest ebb,
and came to Westminster in a deplorable condition; coatless, hatless,
shirtless, dirty altogether, a fearful specimen of what a man of good
parentage can be brought to. After being at Shelter some time, he got
saved, was passed to Workshops, and gave great satisfaction.
At present he is doing clerical work and gives satisfaction as a workman:
a good influence in the place.
J. S.--Born in London, of decent parentage. From a child he
In Darkest England and The Way Out