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Letter XXXVII: Thursday, February 21, 1850

It was my intention to devote the present Letter to the subject of Prison labour; but, before doing so, it is necessary that certain statistics and accounts be obtained; these require some little time to prepare, and I am therefore compelled to postpone the inquiry for a few days. In the meantime I have turned my attention to the state of the metropolitan Toy-makers; for they, being a limited class, do not demand a long investigation, and are, consequently, well-fitted to fill up the interval.