so hard put to it for money

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Hi folks this coming from Colonel Jack by Deoe.
I wonder that if bold one means "I am very broke nowadays"
Context: Colonel Jack repents of what he did, namely having robbed this poor woman.And finds her and resolves to give what he robbed of her to her again.
This words belong to the poor nurse as you guess.

...but you need not be concerned about that, for he will be hanged whether you appear against him or not; but are you willing to have your money again that you lost?" "Yes, indeed," says the woman, "I should be glad of that; for I have not been so hard put to it for money a great while as I am now; I have much ado to find us bread to eat, though I work hard early and late;" and with that she cried.
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