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The Perils of the Nation; An Appeal to the Legislature, the Clergy, and the Higher and Middle Classes. [By Seeley] ? (Paperback) Loot Price: R383
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The Perils of the Nation; An Appeal to the Legislature, the Clergy, and the Higher and Middle Classes. [By Seeley] ?...

The Perils of the Nation; An Appeal to the Legislature, the Clergy, and the Higher and Middle Classes. [By Seeley] ? (Paperback)

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 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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Imprint: Rarebooksclub.com
Country of origin: United States
Release date: May 2012
First published: May 2012
Authors: Books Group
Dimensions: 246 x 189 x 4mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback - Trade
Pages: 80
ISBN-13: 978-1-231-01095-2
Categories: Books
LSN: 1-231-01095-9
Barcode: 9781231010952

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