Poor Children in the City Receive Sustenance, the American Printing

Sarah Maria Fry (fl. ca. 1850).
The Little Watercress Sellers.
Philadelphia: American Sunday-School Union, [1850–1859]. (BRB0584)

This moral story concerns two poor city children who have never attended church and who sell watercress to avoid starvation. A generous and kind lady takes them in and provides them with both physical and spiritual sustenance and a Christian education. The verso of the title page notes that the story “is reprinted, with large omissions and changes of phraseology, from the London Religious Tract Society’s press.”

Moral Stories
Poor Children in the City