Biennial Report Volume . 13-14

Biennial Report Volume . 13-14

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1885 edition. Excerpt: ...fathers in their moment of supreme triumph, and it brought to onr shores the best blood and brain of the world. But a change hastaken place. European countries becoming overwhelmed by the cries and demands of the defective, criminal and mendicant classes, whose misfortunes and crimes are largely due to the grinding hand of a monarchichal system of government, or the corrupt social system, born and nurtured in royalty, have sought a sewer for the elimination of these masses of corruption and decay. They have fixed up the ocean as a channel and our country as the objective point whioh they propose to make a cess-pool for their cleansing. Patients are brought to our doors who have been shipped from various foreign ports, placed on the railroad train at Boston or New York and dropped off in some of our towns just long enough to be arrested, taken before the Commissioners and forwarded to the Hospital by the next train. Humanity demands that they be cared for, but political economy, self-preservation, calls loudly for an arrest of this flow at its source; that this sewer be dammed on the other shore. There is another aspect whioh should be taken into consideration in connection with this subject. A large number of these defective and criminal persons do not at once come under the hand of the law, or philanthropic care, but are turned loose upon our shores, they mingle with our oitizens, and by their socialistic ideas, born of crushed hope in a land of serfdom, they mistake the grandeur of our own free institutions for the most gross lioense, and communicate their ideas to the restless and unsettled of our own people, and worst of all inter marry and amalgamate, thus deteriorating the race and debauching our whole social system. It was of such...show more

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  • Paperback | 84 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 4mm | 168g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236584104
  • 9781236584106