The House of Lords Session 1846

The House of Lords Session 1846

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1846 edition. Excerpt: ...Relief should be liberally given to this Class of Workpeople?--It has not been expressed to us, it has been expressed to the Overseers. I could not say very generally, but it has been. Have not the Overseers frequently stated to you that they act under that particular Recommendation or Influence?--In part they have been obliged to do so. The Way that they do is this: if they refuse an Irish Mendicant, and he goes to an Employer, the Employer (whatever may be the Condition of that Applicant) gives a Note which is given to procure Relief, that is, after they have been refused on the regular Ground of parochial Interference. That is a common Practice, for Manufacturers to send Notes requesting that Relief may be given?--Yes, it is. It is stated that there are in Manchester a great Number of juvenile Delinquents?--There are a great Number. In your Visitations as an Officer of this Society, visiting the Abodes of the mendicant and pauper Population, you have probably become acquainted with the Persons of those Delinquents?--Yes, partially. What Proportion of them are Children of Irish Parents, so far as you can judge?--I should say that the Average would be Seven in Ten. Examinations or Special Reports relating to Relief in Macclesfield, &c. Exauiiuations or Special Reports relating to Relief in Macclesfield, &c. ( 40 ) And chiefly the Children of such Persons as those you describe?--Yes. Have you, in the Course of your Inquiries, met with many Instances where a Hand-loom Weaver has been found to be in the Receipt of Relief from the Township where his Wife was abroad begging, and his Children too at large, living upon the Public?--Yes, frequently. Would it be a correct Statement, do you think, in point of fact, that the Relief thus...show more

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  • Paperback | 78 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 4mm | 154g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236777719
  • 9781236777713