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REFUSING TO BURY THE BEAD;

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REFUSING TO BURY THE BEAD; Strange Proceedings Among the applications to Mr. Dayman, at the Wandsworth Police-court on Friday, was one by a respectable-looking woman, who stated that she lived in the New-road, Battersea, and that her lodgers had lost a child, which the parish had refused to bury. The- child had been dead eight days, and the body was in a shocking condition. Applicant had a family of six. children, and she wanted his worship to tell her how she was to proceed. Mr. Dayman recommended her to apply to the In- spector of Nuisances. He (Mr. Dayman) did not know what he could do for her. Applicant: It is very bad for me. Mr. Dayman: I know it is. It is a risk which people run in taking lodgers. Applicant: I pitied them, because I know they are not able to bury their child. Mr. Dayman We cannot interfere in this matter. Any person who does not inter their dead are liable to be indicted for it. That is the only law.' It is in. the discretion of the guardians, who, if they refuse, expose themselves to public obloquy. The Applicant: The body has been lying without a coffin for eight days. The parties are in a very desti- tute state, and have nothing but a bit of a bed in their room. They have been about every day since Monday to get the child buried. I interfered in it for the sake of my children. Mr. Dayman I cannot interfere. You must either- apply to the Inspector of Nuisances or to the Poor- law Commissioners. The applicant, who was accompanied by the mother of the child, then left the court, apparently in great trouble.

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