Parliamentary Papers Volume 31

Parliamentary Papers Volume 31

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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. 1879 edition. Excerpt: ...workhouse and selecting such as may suit. A liealthij child never remains in the workhouse after attaining that age. 4. Wages commence at 12. per quarter. The period of service is for a quarter. There is usually an advance of wages after the first quarter if the child is found to deserve it. 5. Children are not apprenticed in this Union. The Poor Law does not permit Guardians to apprentice children except to the Merchant Sea Service. G. Children are generally sent into service at about thirteen years of age. About two-thirds of them retain their first places. 7. The practice does not prevail in this Union of sending the children out for short periods of service. 8. Of the 228 inmates at present in the workhouse, there is one male and six females, adults, who were brought up in it as children. The man is scrofulous and has bad eyes; two of the women have chronic sore eyes; one is in consumption; three have illegitimate children. Maurice Healy, Clerk of Union. Waterford. Sir--I have the honor to forward herewith the information required by the circular letter of the Poor Law Union Inquiry Commission, dated 3rd inst. With regard to the last paragraph, I cannot pretend to speak with much authority on the subject to which it has referencs, but the absence amongst workhouse children of that truthful confiding candour which characterizes the child brought under the influence of good precept and good example from the parents, is a defect which has frequently come under my observations. The want (which indeed is not confined to workhouses) is much felt of a means of imparting skilled practical instructions in the various duties of a domestic servant. When on Board-days the Guardians humanely endeavour to obtain the best terms for the boy or girl...
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  • Paperback | 530 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 27mm | 934g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236802675
  • 9781236802675