Proceedings of the Annual Convention of the Superintendents of the Poor and Union Association Volume 16

Proceedings of the Annual Convention of the Superintendents of the Poor and Union Association Volume 16

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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. 1890 edition. Excerpt: ...the slow growth of a personal education. If men and women connected with churches and benevolent societies would be willing to work more in this way among the poor, the good results of their labors would be more lasting. When actually tried, the method has proved successful. The success of our efforts in preventing pauperism, will largely depend upon the attitude of the christian world towards the poorer classes--in how far we will exercise the golden rule of doing unto others as we would have them do unto us. OUR COUNTY POOR-HOUSES. AS SEEN BY THE BOARD OF CHARITIES. BY L. C. STORRS, SECRETARY. One of the fundamental principals of our civilization is care of the worthy poor; and the proof given John, who sent from his prison cell to inquire that Jesus himself was the promised one, was that through him the poor were ministered unto; and from that day the christian standing of State and Nation is based largely on the provision they make for the support of and care for their poor. Judged by this standard Michigan stands well to the front. She has enacted that "Every poor person who is blind, old, lame, sick or decrepit, or in any other way disabled" and so unable to maintain himself, and who has no relatives who shall care for him, shall be cared for by the county of which he is aresident. To _ specially care for these unfortunate creatures it is provided that "Three discreet electors be appointed to act as superintendents of the poor," who shall have charge of the house erected for their shelter, and who shall provide suitable furniture for the same, establish rules for the government and good order of such house or home, and who shall employ suitable rsons to have charge. Having in mind the weakness of human nature, ...show more

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  • Paperback | 32 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 77g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236992865
  • 9781236992864