Ye Olde History Snippets... 127 years ago, today in 1896, Maud Booth addressed the prisoners Sing Sing prison in New York.
Maud Ballington Booth (September 13, 1865 – August 26, 1948) was a Salvation Army leader and co-founder of the Volunteers of America. She was an author and published several of books on mission and prison work as well as books for children.
In 1896, Booth was seeking prison reform and stated to the prisoners at "Sing Sing" prison in Ossining, New York:
“I do not come here to prevent you from paying the just penalty of your crimes; take your medicine like men.
When you have paid the penalty, I will help you.
I will nurse you back to health.
I will get you work.
Above all, I will trust you.
It depends on you -- whether I keep doing so or not.”
Above photo of Maud Ballington Booth is public domain but credited to; Gertrude Käsebier, Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division, http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/cph.3b20616 Note: I enhanced and colored the old B&W photo using an app at myheritage.com -HGB
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