A Treatise on the Law of Scotland Relative to the Poor

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W. Blackwood: and T. Cadell, 1825 - 152 pagine
 

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Pagina 13 - ... a convenient stock of flax hemp wool thread iron and other necessary ware and stuff to set the poor on work: and also competent sums of money for and towards the necessary relief of the lame impotent old blind and such other among them being poor and not able to work...
Pagina 2 - Many murders have been discovered among them; and they are not only a most unspeakable oppression to poor tenants (who if they give not bread, or some kind of provision to perhaps forty such villains in one day, are sure to be insulted by them) but they rob many poor people who live in houses distant from any neighbourhood. In years of plenty...
Pagina 13 - Peace as is aforesaid, for setting to work the Children of all such whose Parents shall not by the said Churchwardens and Overseers, or the greater Part of them, be thought able to keep and maintain their Children; and also for setting to work all such Persons, married or unmarried, having no Means to maintain them, and use no ordinary and daily Trade of Life to get their Living by...
Pagina 9 - for the punishment of vagabonds, and for relief of the poor and impotent," was essentially an act of protection for the established companies of players. We have here, for the first time, a definition of rogues and vagabonds ; and it includes not only those who can " give no reckoning how he or she doth lawfully get his or her living," but
Pagina 2 - These are not only no way advantageous, but a very grievous burden to so poor a country. And though the number of them be perhaps double to what it was formerly, by reason of this...
Pagina 9 - Vagabond above the age of fourteen years shall be adjudged to be grievously whipped and burned through the Gristle of the right Ear with a hot Iron of the Compass of an Inch, unless some credible Person will take him into Service for a Year.
Pagina 2 - ... present great distress, yet in all times there have been about 100,000 of these vagabonds, who have lived without any regard or submission either to the laws of the land, or even of those of God and nature ; father incestuously accompanying their own daughters, the son with the mother, and the brother with the sister.
Pagina 76 - September at the parish kirk, and there to make lists of all the poor within their parish, and to cast up the quota of what may entertain them according to their respective needs, and to cast the said quota, the one half upon the heritors, and the other half upon the householders of the parish...
Pagina 30 - Overseers to make due tryal and examination of the condition and number of such Poor, Aged, Sick, Lame and impotent inhabitants of the said Paroch, who (of themselves) have not to maintain them, nor are able to work for their living...
Pagina 11 - Seals, to erect, build and set up in fit and convenient Places of Habitation, in such Waste or Common, at the general Charges of the Parish or otherwise of the Hundred or County as aforesaid...

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