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GIFT OF A CHILD.

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GIFT OF A CHILD. "I "I hereby give my son to Mrs. Price, having no more right to him. I give my son to her, I being the mouier. Signed (across two stamps), Alice Pickcring. Witness, Elizabeth Rogers." I This remarkable document was read at a Stepney inquest on Tuesday on Albert Picker- ing, or Cecchi, aged three, who fell into the Thames. The mother, Alice Pickering, said the father of the child, an Italian named Cecchi, j deserted her, and had been sentenced for | bigamy. As she could not keep the child she j gave him to Caroline Price, the wife of a barge- ] owner. J The jury returned a verdict oi "Accidental death," the coroner remarking that the docu- ment which had been illegal.

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