Statistics for occurrence #1 of “Mrs. Howe” in chapter 28 of Laura E. Richards, Maud Howe, Florence Howe Hall, Julia Ward Howe, 1819-1910, in two volumes, with portraits and other illustrations: volume 1:
...emembered how one day a zealous sister thundered so loud against corporal punishment that some mothers and grandames were roused to equally ardent rejoinder.
The President was appealed to.
dear Mrs. Howe , I am sure that you never laid a hand on your children!
oh, yes, said dear Mrs. Howe. I cuffed 'em a bit when I thought they needed it!
even militancy could be touched lightly by her. Tal...
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