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Sunderland Mayor, Robert Brown, gives evidence towards the 1847 Sunderland Improvement Bill. Questions relating to the use of water closets.
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A: Not in the part that I reside in. In the best parts of the town there are Water ClosetsQ: Does the Water Closet instead of passing into the Sewer go into a cesspoolA: Yes in many of the partsQ: Which is afterwards carried away by a cart coming round.A: YesQ: That is even the case with regard to the good residence in SunderlandA: With reference to many of the residences that is soQ: What are you by profession yourselfA: A SolicitorQ: With regard to the second class of houses is such a convenience as a Water Closet almost unknown in SunderlandA: Quite soQ: And I believe even the more simple...