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“The same faces are seen night after night, and winter after winter. New faces take the places of those that disappear behind prison walls or in the gloom of the Potters Field, only to grow familiar and old in their turn. . . .  [This cycle] is not a pleasant one to discuss. But it is one that must be discussed and settled in some decent, human way, as other cities have settled it, for the matter of safety if not for the credit of New-York.”

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