A History of the Scotch Poor Law: In Connexion with the Condition of the People

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J. Murray, 1856 - 288페이지
 

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47 페이지 - There are at this day in Scotland (besides a great many poor families very meanly provided for by the church boxes, with others, who, by living upon bad food, fall into various diseases) two hundred thousand people begging from door to door.
175 페이지 - And be it enacted that in estimating the annual value of lands and heritages the same shall be taken to be the rent at which, one year with another, such lands and heritages might in their actual state be reasonably expected to let from year to year...
47 페이지 - And though the number of them be, perhaps, double to what it was formerly, by reason of this present great distress, yet, in all times, there have been about one hundred thousand of those vagabonds, who have lived without any regard or subjection, either to the laws of the land, or even those of God and Nature.
47 페이지 - Many murders have been discovered among them ; and they are not only a most unspeakable oppression to poor tenants, (who, if they give not bread, or some kind of provision, to perhaps forty such villains in one day, are sure to be insulted by them,) but they rob many poor people, who live in houses distant from any neighborhood.
47 페이지 - No magistrate could ever discover or be informed which way one in a hundred of these wretches died, or that ever they were baptized. Many murders have been discovered among them; and they are not only a most unspeakable oppression to poor tenants (who if they give not bread, or some kind of provision to perhaps forty such villains in...
170 페이지 - An Act for the Amendment and better Administration of the Laws relating to the Poor in England and Wales," and by all other Acts amending the same, do hereby (a) See this Schedule, post.
97 페이지 - Parliament, do statute, enact, and declare, that if any woman shall conceal her being with child during the whole space, and shall not call for and make use of help and assistance in the birth, the child being found dead or amissing, the mother shall be holden and reputed the murtherer of her own child ; " and the Act concluded by declaring that the woman shall be convicted of the murder, "though there be no appearance of wound or bruise upon the body of the child.
190 페이지 - To ascertain from time to time from the District Medical Officer, the names of any poor persons whom such Medical Officer may have attended or supplied with medicines, without having received an order from himself to that effect. No. 5. In every case of a poor person receiving medical relief, as soon as may be, and from...
102 페이지 - My lords and gentlemen : — the public business of this session being now over, it is full time to put an end to it. I am persuaded that we and our posterity will reap the benefit of the union of the two kingdoms, and I doubt not that as this parliament has had the honour to conclude it, you will, in your several stations, recommend to the people of this nation, a grateful sense of her...
134 페이지 - Wales, and into the manner in which those laws are administered, and to report . . . whether any and what alterations, amendments, or improvements may be beneficially made in the said laws, or in the manner of administering them, and how the same may best be carried into effect.

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