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Marriage: Introduction

Why not?

"Marriage is to be discouraged in the Regiment as much as possible. A regiment has generally more women than can possibly be allowed to embark on foreign service. Two or three women per company may do very well; if they are industrious - when there are more they are often much distressed. Officers must explain to the men the many miseries women are exposed to, even in England, when there are too many of them, particularly on service - and by every sort of persuasion prevent their marrying if possible"

From the Standing Orders of the Norwich or 106th Regiment published in 1785.


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