An Eye for Business.
Mr. J. C. Uhthoff, second housesurgeon at Guy’s Hospital, was waited upon the other clay by a well-dressed and ladylike female, with a strong jfyeftcb accent, who requested a private interview, as the subject on which she wished to speak was, to use her own words, “ a delicate ” one. A young woman, a relative or friend of hers, she said, was entitled to inherit some property, if married ; but being single, there was a prospect of her losing it. As no suitable husband seemed likely to appear, she was desirous of finding some “ dying ” man, of what position it mattered not, to whom she may be formally married, and so obtain the property ; while at the same time the link might be a slender one and soon broken. This they had not been able to manage in Franco, whore she lived, and they had accordingly sent over to a London hospital, where they hoped for success. Mr. Uhthoff was requested to find such a dying man suitable for the object. If lie were a widower and had children they would make provision for the children. The answer given to the young lady by Mp Uhthoff can be easily guessed, Of course lie could not supply her want, and she left rather more vexed than pleased.
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An Eye for Business., Ashburton Guardian, Volume I, Issue 15, 30 October 1879
An Eye for Business. Ashburton Guardian, Volume I, Issue 15, 30 October 1879
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