A Letter to Sir W. Pulteney, Containing Some Observations on the Bill for the Better Support and Maintenance of the Poor

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1797 - Poverty
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Page 2 - An authentic copy of the bill for the better support and maintenance of the poor, presented to the House of commons by the Right Honourable William Pitt, with the amendments made in the Committee.
Page 21 - ... parish under the authority of this Act, and not being able to earn the full rate or wages usually given in such parish, or the parish or parishes united therewith, shall, with the previous consent of the person or persons appointed to the management of the poor of any such parish or united parishes, contract and agree to work at any inferior rate or wages, which wages shall not be sufficient for the maintenance and support of such poor person singly, or in conjunction with his or her family,...
Page 34 - ... flop has; been put to the great frauds and abufes that prevailed in the parochial expenditure; and...

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