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The Famine in Indiais desolating the Northwestern provinces, for a thousand miles in extent. Bombay papers to the 12th of February contain the following: ‘ "Horrible accounts reach us from the Northwest Provinces of human beings dying at the rate of 400 or 500 a day; while the desolation is not even limited to the vast expanse of country from Lucknow to Lahore; for tales are now told equally appalling of the extremities to which the population of the native State of Travancore, in the South of India, are reduced by the drought, which has caused all the fruits of the earth to wither.--According to a Cochin newspaper, mothers in Travancore are selling their children as slaves, for 6d. each, that they may have wherewith to purchase bread, if only for a single day." ’
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