Brutality to Women

January 8, 1847

From the N.Y. Eve Post

“Persons who have never visited our prisons and police offices, can form no adequate idea of the suffering endured by many of the weaker sex who reside in this city.  …..If they could but attend on our police offices for one or two weeks, and mark the bruised eyes, the faces beaten almost to a jelly, the broad gashes in the head or on the body, and the almost paralyzed limbs of the numberless females who apply to the magistrate for redress of their wrongs, they would be almost ready to swear vengeance on the heads of those brutal husbands….”