Annual Report of the Poor Law Commissioners for England and Wales

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Poor Law Commission Office, 1838

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Page 170 - WE, THE POOR LAW COMMISSIONERS, in pursuance of the authorities vested in Us by an Act passed in the fifth year of the reign of His late Majesty King William the Fourth, intituled "An Act for the Amendment and better Administration of the Laws relating to the Poor in England and Wales...
Page 99 - Act, at any time when such certificates are hereby appointed to be granted, in such case it shall and may be lawful for the Justices of the Peace of the...
Page 300 - ... shall be acquitted, to find, in case it shall so appear in evidence, that she was delivered of a child, and that she did, by secret burying or otherwise disposing of the dead body of such child, endeavour to conceal the birth thereof, and thereupon the court may pass such sentence as if she had been convicted upon an indictment for the concealment of the birth.
Page 300 - Birth thereof, every such Offender shall be guilty of a Misdemeanor, and being convicted thereof, shall be liable to be imprisoned, with or without hard Labour, in the Common Gaol or House of Correction, for any Term not exceeding Two Years ; and it shall not be necessary to prove whether the Child died before, at, or after its Birth...
Page 182 - ... of an act passed in the fourth and fifth years of the reign of Queen Anne, intituled, An Act for the amendment of the law and the better advancement of justice...
Page 92 - Labourers are suddenly thrown by infectious disease into a state of destitution, for which immediate relief must be given. In the case of death, the widow and the children are thrown as paupers on the parish. The amount of burthens thus produced is frequently so great as to render it good economy on the part of the administrators of the poor-laws to incur the charges for preventing the evils where they are ascribable to physical causes, which there are no other means of removing.
Page 174 - Master shall not, except in case of necessity, purchase or procure any articles for the use of the workhouse, nor order any alterations or repairs of any part of the...
Page 176 - ... that relief shall be given to any adult person who shall from old age or infirmity of body be wholly unable to work, without requiring that such person shall reside in any workhouse...
Page 283 - To the right honourable the lords spiritual and temporal in parliament assembled.

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