General Exercises June, 1893; Together with List of Officers, and Members, Programme and Rules

General Exercises June, 1893; Together with List of Officers, and Members, Programme and Rules

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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. 1894 edition. Excerpt: ... to investigate and report upon the subject of immigration to this country, used this language: "In investigating your proposition with reference to pauperism, the question was raised as to the definition of the word 'pauper ' within the meaning of existing law. We did not regard a person as a pauper who presented every appearance of industry, willingness and physical capacity to labor, even if his means on landing were limited, nor yet if he was assisted by friends, relatives or philanthropic persons, unless such assistance implied a leaning upon others for support. The greatest number of those arriving within the last year, who, because of special conditions surrounding their cases, received assistance en route, were Jews, yet they very rarely became a charge upon the public. Indeed, no race or nationality presents so clean a record in such respect as they. A person who by reason of unexpected misfortunes or persecutions is deprived of his accumulations, who has been subjected to pillage and plunder while fleeing from the burdens which have become unbearable, if capable of supporting himself and family--if he has one--with a reasonable certainty after obtaining a foothold, and if that foothold is guaranteed by friends or relatives upon landing or strong probable surrounding circumstances, is not, according to our definition, a pauper. The history of this country is full of instances of men from all countries who have reached great prominence in our commercial, financial, professional and legislative bodies both in state and nation, who would have been returned as paupers if the standard of pauperism was based upon money possessions when landing." It is true that foreigners contribute an undue quota of paupers and criminals in...show more

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  • Paperback | 142 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 8mm | 268g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236546520
  • 9781236546524