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An abstract of the draught of a bill for relieving, reforming, and employing the poor. : the united Wisdom of our Noble and Honourable Senators, may frame such a Bill (of which this Abstract is but an Imperfect Essay) as will probably answer All the Good Intentions of Thirty Statutes (now in force) relating to the Premisses: And the Principal Intents and Purposes of those numerous Laws, concerning the Poor, are Four, viz. First, Comfortably to maintain all those, whose Infancy, Age, or Infirmities, render them incapable of Labour ; so that no Poor Briton, may be then obliged or permitted to beg. Secondly, To reform the Profligate Poor. Thirdly, In the most beneficial Manner (for Great Britain's Common Good) to Employ all the capable Poor ; so that Th'industrious may never want Work ; and the Lazr Poor be Compelled to Labour. And, Lastly, To reduce our Payments to the Poor, which are now supposed to be Twelve Hundred Thousand Pounds per annum Charge to Great Britain -- But this Great Burden this Scheme proposeth Totally to discharge in Thirty Years. Hereunto is prefix'd, A Brief Account of what was done by both Lords and Commons in 1704, for reducing all Laws, relating to the Poor, into One General Bill -- And also herein is set forth, the principal Considerations, upon which this Scheme is grounded, and the Publick Benefits from thence proceeding. Preview this item
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An abstract of the draught of a bill for relieving, reforming, and employing the poor. : the united Wisdom of our Noble and Honourable Senators, may frame such a Bill (of which this Abstract is but an Imperfect Essay) as will probably answer All the Good Intentions of Thirty Statutes (now in force) relating to the Premisses: And the Principal Intents and Purposes of those numerous Laws, concerning the Poor, are Four, viz. First, Comfortably to maintain all those, whose Infancy, Age, or Infirmities, render them incapable of Labour ; so that no Poor Briton, may be then obliged or permitted to beg. Secondly, To reform the Profligate Poor. Thirdly, In the most beneficial Manner (for Great Britain's Common Good) to Employ all the capable Poor ; so that Th'industrious may never want Work ; and the Lazr Poor be Compelled to Labour. And, Lastly, To reduce our Payments to the Poor, which are now supposed to be Twelve Hundred Thousand Pounds per annum Charge to Great Britain -- But this Great Burden this Scheme proposeth Totally to discharge in Thirty Years. Hereunto is prefix'd, A Brief Account of what was done by both Lords and Commons in 1704, for reducing all Laws, relating to the Poor, into One General Bill -- And also herein is set forth, the principal Considerations, upon which this Scheme is grounded, and the Publick Benefits from thence proceeding.

Author: Laurence Braddon
Publisher: [London] : Printed for the author, [1717?]
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Genre/Form: Early works
Early works to 1800
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Laurence Braddon
OCLC Number: 642323358
Description: 1 online resource (x, [4], vii-xxiv, 3-24 pages)

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