A treatise on the law of Scotland relative to the poor

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W. Blackwood, 1828 - 193 страници
 

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Страница 12 - ... 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...
Страница 2 - ... were baptized. 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...
Страница 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 many thousands of them meet together in the mountains, where they feast and riot for many days ; and at country weddings, markets, burials, and other the...
Страница 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
Страница 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.
Страница 12 - 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...
Страница 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...
Страница 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...
Страница 107 - ... if any of the said aged and impotent persons, not being so diseased, lame, or impotent but that they may work in some manner of work...
Страница 187 - That in case of neglect or failure in any of the particulars above specified, the Court, on the application of the adverse party shall open up and set aside the previous proceedings in the cause, and deprive the party of the benefit of the poor's roll, or may apply such other remedy as the circumstances of the case may require.

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