Destitute Woman Found
The Scotsman, June 28, 1845.
MELANCHOLY CIRCUMSTANCE - Some days ago, a shepherd belonging to Glenmoriston, whilst on his usual rounds, fell in with a poor old woman lying on her face and almost insensible. A shawl and a few rags were her only garments, and her appearance betokened much wretchedness. Assistance was procured, and she was brought into the nearest house. She then revived a little and spoke occasionally, but she was quite deaf and apparently imbecile. The only facts that could be gleaned from her conversation were, that she had a brother, a flesher, in this town, and that for eight days she had subsisted on the hill on a limited quantity of oatmeal. The poor woman only lived four days after she was found. - Inverness Courier