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It has been said that "crime is the product of a defective character under given temptation, and the defective character has often an ancestral basis." In some cases which have come under their care, the Managers of the Temporary Home for Women and Children have found it too late to eradicate hereditary vices: shall we, because disappointments have come, class all unfortunates, who seek our home and aid, as beings without a spark of the true womanhood?
William M. Marks, Printer
Temporary Home for Women and Children of Maine, Portland, Maine
Temporary Home for Women and Children of Maine, "6th Annual Report of the Temporary Home for Women and Children of Maine" (1888). Books and Publications. 9.
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