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Great Abuses in the Management of Chelsea Hospital abolished by Lord John Russell.
It may also be observed, that even the other inmates of are almost, without exception, connected in some way or other with pensioners, so that all efforts made for their improvement are but a part of efforts for this particular class. Formerly great abuses existed in this respect. Almost every post in the Hospital was filled with superannuated servants or other less respectable hangers-on about the families of paymasters-general. These posts were also often rewards for election favours. was the first paymaster-general who put a stop to this corrupt system. The nurses now are wives of in-pensioners, or widows of soldiers, and in almost every other office,- clerk, organ-blower, &c.,-are pensioners themselves.