A Summary of the Laws of Massachusetts, Relative to the Settlement, Support, Employment and Removal of Paupers

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John Denio, 1810 - Poor laws - 64 pages

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Page 4 - For the poor shall never cease out of the land : therefore I command thee, saying, Thou shalt open thine hand wide unto thy brother, to thy poor, and to thy needy, in thy land.
Page 4 - District Clerk's Office. BE IT REMEMBERED, that on the tenth day of August, AD 1829, in the fifty-fourth year of the Independence of the United States of America, JP Dabney, of the said district, has deposited in this office the title of a book, the right whereof he claims as author, in the words following, to wit...
Page 31 - A married woman shall always follow and have the settlement of her husband if he have any within the state; otherwise her own at the time of marriage, and if she then had any settlement it shall not be lost or suspended by the marriage...
Page 31 - Any person of twenty one years of age, being a citizen of this or any of the United States, having an estate, the principal of which shall be set at...
Page 38 - District or kindred to whom the same shall have been ordered to be paid, the Clerk of said Court shall issue, and may renew a Warrant of Distress for the arrears of any preceding quarter.
Page 15 - Government within this province, and the other moiety to him or them that shall inform and sue for the same, in any of her Majesty's courts of record within the province, by bill, plaint, or information.
Page 54 - ... hath come to his knowledge, to the overseers of the poor of the town or district, at or nearest to which such vessel shall arrive, who shall record the same in a book kept for that purpose in their office.
Page 31 - Illegitimate children shall follow, and have the settlement of their mother at the time of their birth, if she then...
Page 8 - The kindred of any such poor person, if any he shall have, in the line or degree of father or grandfather, mother or grandmother, children or grandchildren, by consanguinity, or children by adoption, living within this state and of sufficient ability shall be holden to support such pauper In proportion to such ability.
Page 8 - ... thereof, and be there received and entertained by the space of three months, not having been warned by the Constable or other person whom the selectmen shall appoint for that...

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