Charlotte Cannon deposed
I am the wife of James Frazer Cannan - a seaman - I live in Hozier Lane Melbourne. The deceased female infant - five weeks old- was my child. Deceased was a healthy child from its birth.
On ? night the 30th instant I went to bed at one o'clock taking the deceased with me. She was quite well at that time. I gave her the breast and laid her against my arm as usual. I went to sleep and did not wake again until 7 o'clock yesterday morning when Mrs Morgan knocked at my door and woke me. As soon as she woke me I found the child dead. I called out to Mrs Morgan who came into the room and we sent for Dr Lilienfield. The bedclothes were not over deceased's face when I woke. She was lying in the same position in which I had placed her. She was quite cold.
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The deponent Mary Morgan on oath saith as follows:
I am the wife of Felix Morgan. The mother of the deceased lives in my house.
I was with the mother up to one o'clock yesterday morning. She was sitting in her room and I was with her.
She was working as a tailoress up to that hour.
In the morning at 7 o'clock I called her and almost as soon as I did so she called me into the room and I found the child was dead. I sent for a doctor. The mother seemed much distressed at losing the child..
Mrs Cannan had only one glass of beer during the night preceding. She was perfectly sober when she went to bed.
I have no reason to think that the child's death was from any other cause than an accidental one.