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I am issuing a Plague Rat Challenge! Iron Rat! Here is an authentic letter from an Asylum in 1832. Can you read it?

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1485 days ago

I am issuing a Plague Rat Challenge! Iron Rat! Here is an authentic letter from an Asylum in 1832. Can you read it?

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paradoxsmiles 556 days ago

Love it.

HappyNudibranch 1453 days ago

i understand it perfectly :D

TabbyCool 1474 days ago

Gateshead is a bit of a dump, well, the town centre is a complete dump, but there are a lot of nice residential areas. Didn't know there used to be an asylum there though!

Alphatroll 1483 days ago

hospital appropriated for the relief of Cholera Patients in the Township of Gateshead

Alphatroll 1483 days ago

hav'g(having) been reported to the l'l(local) B'd(Board) of Health with an assertion

Alphatroll 1483 days ago

that five children were actually placed in one bed, and three in another bed

Alphatroll 1483 days ago

in that hospital, I am directed by the B'd to require that you will state with as little

Alphatroll 1483 days ago

delay as possible every circumstance connected with such a want of humanity,

Alphatroll 1483 days ago

which if founded in truth must prove highly disgraceful to the Members of that B'd.

Alphatroll 1483 days ago

1am / &&& / W Maclean

Alphatroll 1483 days ago

I found it rather impressive that the entire letter consisted of a single sentence ;)

dina_weasley 1483 days ago

I can't figure out almsot nothing!

IncndscntFlames 1484 days ago

5th Jan 4 1832

Sir
The highly inadequate and improper state of the temporary hospital appropriated for the relief of Cholera patients in the township of Gaterhead, having been asported to the Local Board of Health with an a apretion that five childr

KrimsonNekros 1484 days ago

surprisingly yes. probably cause i'm used toreading my own cursive which is abysmal

eftiem 1484 days ago

Gateshead is a town in North-East England on the River Tyne south of Newcastle.

Epiphany0316 1484 days ago

the highly inadequate and improper state of the temporary hospital appropriated for the relief of cholera patients in the township of

Epiphany0316 1484 days ago

gateshead have been reported to the LL BD of health with one assertion that five children were actually placed in one bed, and three in

Epiphany0316 1484 days ago

another bed in that hospital, I am directed by the Bd to require that you will state with as little delay as possibly every circumstance

Epiphany0316 1484 days ago

connected with such a want of humanity, which if founded in truth must prove highly disgraceful to the members of the Bd.