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Page 26 - Its objects are, to aid the development of Social Science, and to guide the public mind to the best practical means of promoting the Amendment of Laws, the Advancement of Education, the Prevention and Repression of Crime, the Reformation of Criminals and the progress of Public Morality, the adoption of Sanitary Regulations, and the diffusion of sound principles on questions of Economy, Trade and Finance.
Page 10 - Our attention has lately been called to the importance of some organization in the United States, both local and national, whose object shall be the discussion of those questions relating to the Sanitary Condition of the People, the Relief, Employment, and Education of the Poor, the Prevention of Crime, the Amelioration of the Criminal Law, the Discipline of Prisons, the Remedial Treatment of the Insane...
Page 3 - The association is established to aid the development of social science, and to guide the public mind to the best practical means of promoting...
Page 16 - This department should be the final resort of the other three ; for when the laws of Education, of Public Health, and of Social Economy, are fully ascertained, the law of the land should recognize and define them all. Under this head will be considered all questions of the justice, the expediency, and the results of existing statutes ; including their administration and interpretation, and especially their bearing on Suffrage, Property, Privilege, Debt, Crime, and Pauperism. Here, then, will come...
Page 15 - This Association proposes to afford, to all persons interested in human improvement, ah opportunity to consider social economics as a whole. "The persons composing it are expected to meet together to read papers and pursue discussions, and to seek the assistance of those who have a practical acquaintance with reform, as well as that of purely abstract reasoners. "They are to collect all facts, diffuse all knowledge, and stimulate all inquiry, which have a bearing on social welfare.
Page 16 - We shall look to our ablest physicians and surgeons for contributions to this department. "3. Under the head of Social Economy, we shall consider Pauperism, actual rather than legal, and the relation and the responsibilities of the gifted and educated classes towards the weak, the witless, and the ignorant. We shall endeavor to make useful inquiries into the causes of Human Failure, and the Duties devolving upon Human Success.
Page 3 - It will give attention to pauperism and the topics related thereto ; including the responsibility of the well-endowed and successful, the wise and educated, the honest and respectable, for the failures of others. It will aim to bring together the various societies and individuals now interested in these objects, for the purpose of obtaining, by discussion, the real elements of truth ; by which doubts are removed, conflicting opinions harmonized, and a common ground afforded for treating wisely the...
Page 4 - ... unless he resigns, or is removed by a two-thirds vote of the members present and voting in a regular meeting of the Council ; and out of his compensation he may pay the salary of an Assistant Secretary, who may also be Secretary of one Department. IV. Any person may become a member by paying five dollars, and may continue a member by paying annually such further sum as may be fixed at the Annual Meeting, not exceeding ten dollars. On payment of one hundred dollars, any person may become a life-member,...
Page 28 - ... such subjects, not exceeding four in number, as are judged by them of immediate practical importance ; and these shall have the precedence of all other subjects during the first session of the meeting. VIII. Any person may become a member by signing the Constitution, and paying the sum of three dollars, and may continue a member by paying annually such further sum, not exceeding five dollars, as may be assessed on the members by vote of the Association at its annual meeting. Any person may become...
Page 5 - Whenever other associations shall be formed in other parts of North America, it shall be the policy of this Association to cooperate with them so far as practicable. For this purpose, the Executive Committee is empowered to call a convention of these associations, or to send delegates to such a convention.

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