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Source 3C shows evidence given by Agnes Macfarlane in a court case about a smoke nuisance in the early nineteenth century.

Study the document and answer the following questions.


1. Why was Agnes Macfarlane concerned about the smoke from the local chemical works?

2. What effect did she claim the smoke had on her health?

3. What effect did the smoke have on the things in the garden?
evidence of Agnes Macfarlane
Minutes of evidence regarding smoke nuisance
Glasgow City Libraries and Archives - T-MJ409
(courtesy of Mitchells Roberton, solicitors)
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