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1836 Excerpt: ...obtain work, and an alteration in their manners
towards their employer: I am paying rather higher wages; I think
the steady man is better satisfied in consequence of the system
adopted towards the'idle. Poaching and petty crimes appear to
diminish in our parish." (7.)--" The new poor law has had a good
effect upon the able-bodied labourers, as they seem to seek
employment for themselves more than they did last year; there is an
alteration in their manners and behaviour. I think they frequent
the public-house as much or more than ever; they show no desire to
lay by part of their earnings. There is some increase in the rate
of wages from the preceding year. I think the industrious labourer
feels more satisfied with his condition in consequence of the
system adopted towards the idle. I am of opinion that poaching and
petty depredations have diminished." (8.)--" In my opinion the new
poor laws have had a good effect upon the able labourers; they are
generally more tractable and obedient, show a much greater desire
to retain their employment; some of them have said to me ' We are
now wholly dependent upon you for all we receive, there is now no
one else that we can look to for support or assistance.' They do
not, in my opinion, frequent the ale-house so much as they used to
do. 1 think they have no desire, generally, to lay by any part of
their earnings, but few at the present are able. Wages are a trifle
higher. The steady labourer is much more contented than when the
idle received as much for doing nothing. I think poaching and petty
thefts are not carried to the extent they were." (9 )--" I am fully
persuaded the morals of the labourers are much improved by the new
poor law system; there seems to be a general disposition to do
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