Preface; Part I. General: 1. The election; 2. First experience; Part II. Special Evils Consequent on Relief and their Treatment: 3. The habit of dependence on the Parish and its treatment; 4. The habit of indolence and its treatment; 5. The want of thrift and its treatment; 6. The habit of deception and its treatment; 7. The habit of children neglecting their parents and its treatment; Part III. Out and In-door Relief in Ordinary Cases: 8. Sickness and its treatment; 9. Widows and their treatment; 10. Deserted wives and their treatment; 11. Drunkenness and its treatment; 12. Extravagant paupers and their treatment; 13. Imposture in illness and its treatment; 14. The spread of contagious diseases and its treatment; 15. Non-resident cases and their treatment; 16. Casuals and their treatment; 17. Illegitimate births in the workhouse; 18. Miscellaneous in and out-door relief experiences; Part IV. Anomalies and Peculiarities of Poor-Law Relief: 19. Rich paupers; 20. Honest paupers; 21. Weekly receipts from the Parish, from alms, etc.; 22. Periodical exodus from the workhouse; 23. Injudicious advice; 24. Domestic pauper life; 25. Paupers' creches; Part V. Permanent Remedial Measures: 26. The workhouse schools; 27. Education of the children of out-door paupers; 28. The rigid investigation of each application for relief; 29. The harmonious co-operation between charity and legal relief; 30. Relief on loan; Part VI. Miscellaneous: 31. Ex-officio Guardians; 32. Women as Guardians of the Poor; 33. Conferences of Poor-Law Guardians; 34. Foundlings; 35. Guardians as contractors or sub-contractors in the supply of goods to the Parish; 36. The keeping of pigs in workhouse grounds; 37. Increases in salaries and wages; 38. The Law of Settlement; 39. The treatment of blind, deaf and dumb, lame, deformed, idiotic, imbecile, insane, and other permanently afflicted classes of the poor; 40. Conclusion. The second election.