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[Webster, Redford?]:

MISCELLANEOUS REMARKS ON THE POLICE OF BOSTON; AS RESPECTS PAUPERS; ALMS AND WORK HOUSE; CLASSES OF POOR AND BEGGARS; LAWS RESPECTING THEM; CHARITABLE SOCIETIES; FOREIGN AND DOMESTIC MISSIONARY SOCIETIES; EVILS OF THE JUSTICIARY; IMPRISONMENT FOR DEBT; REMEDIES.

Published and Sold by Cummings & Hilliard, No. 1, Cornhill. J.T. Buckingham, Printer, Winter-Street, Boston: Feb 1814 42, [2 blank] pp, disbound, untrimmed. Scattered foxing, generally light. Good+ to Very Good. Sabin suggests Redford Webster, a member of the Massachusetts Historical Society, as the author. He examines the nature of poverty, and the characteristics of occupants of Boston's alms and work houses. Most of these "are such as no reward can stimulate to industry...the subjects of habitual intemperance, and corrupting prostitution." He notes the overrepresentation of persons of foreign extraction and "coloured people"; and warns against "the policy of unrestrained admission of runaway slaves, and vagabonds of every description." FIRST EDITION. Cohen 9053. AI 32141 [9]. Sabin 102418. Not in Harv. Law Cat., Eberstadt, Decker.


Book Id: 22076

Price: $375.00

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