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Troops In India

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Parent Issue
Day
21
Month
January
Year
1876
Copyright
Public Domain
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India is garrifioned by 60,000 British Boldiers. Beside these iutimidutiug ! troops there is a native army of about 125,000, whieh, as well as the subdued and unarmed poople, requires to be ■watched aud kept iu awe. The mortality among the British soldiers, and especially among the woraen and ohildren of their families, are fearful. Permission is given to flfteen per cent, of the soldiers to have their wives and children with them. Accordiug to recent sanitary report, it appears that in all India there were last year thus attached to the army 6,626 women and 11,800 children, and that the mortalily among them was as follows : Among the women 20 per cent. 1,000, and among the children 70 Íer cent. 1,000 died. This sacrifico of ífe is an item of the cost of keeping India in subjection.

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Subjects
Old News
Michigan Argus