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1843 Excerpt: ...The poor-commissioners are benevolent persons, who
act gratuitously; selected from all callings, save the clerical and
legal professions, by the poor-directors, at whose request they
accept the office. They meet at the end of every month, to make a
report, and settle all business. The routine of their duties among
the poor is as follows: we give it in Mr. Laing's words, without
curtailment. ' If a pauper desires relief, he must apply to the
president of the poor-commission of the district in which he
resides; who receives the application, inquires into the grounds of
it, into the situation, family connections, and other circumstances
of the applicant; and if it be not so utterly groundless as to be
summarily dismissed, refers it to the poor commissioner in whose
section of the district the pauper is living. He sends another poor
commissioner from another section of the district, to make inquiry
also in the neighbourhood, and at the last place of residence in
the city. These commissioners inquire of the landlord, the
neighbours, the last employer; and in the monthly meeting of the
whole commissioners of the district, a report of the result of the
inquiry is made, and the case decided. In urgent cases, any one of
the poor commissioners of the district may, with consent of the
president, grant an immediate relief, but this must be reported at
the first monthly meeting of the whole. If the pauper has applied
for relief, and the president of the poor commission finds that,
provided the pauper s statements be correct, it should be granted,
he takes an examination-book with him in which there are
twenty-five printed questions, which the applicant is bound to
answer, concerning his age, state of health, capability of work,
former trade or occupation, causes of its ...
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