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Sunderland Mayor, Robert Brown, gives evidence towards the 1847 Sunderland Improvement Bill. Continued questions relating to the sewerage system of Sunderland.
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Q: ...cases even the lower story of the house is apportioned to that filthy purposeA: YesQ: Actually the house itselfA: Actually the house itselfQ: With human beings living in the room aboveA: YesQ: Where such conveniences or such luxuries I might almost call them in Sunderland as privies exist do they empty into the MittensteadA: YesQ: Generally is what you have told me a fair representation not of individual cases but of the mass of the poor population of SunderlandA: It is a fair representation of the state of the Town. I went round the Town when the Surveyors were down and was myself an eye witness of...