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House. Select Comm. on State Paupers. Report, 1831
SEE ALSO 52166, 52181, 52206 House No. 51 A Select Committee of fourteen men reported that a bill presented for their consideration made such
slight changes to the current law that it was not worth doing. There followed a general discussion about paupers who increase in number and especially
expense every year. Why not consider an employment program instead? Some counties have had success with a farm to employ and feed its paupers and even
some jail prisoners have benefited from the approach. On February 2, 1831, the Committee submitted a Resolve: The Governor would appoint a Commission
to study the feasibility of finding at least 300 acres for each of two farms, determining the cost of buildings, equipment, and stock, plus the
salaries for superintendents and report to the next General Court. (Digitized from a microfilm copy of title originally held by the Massachusetts State
Title:   The committee, to whom was referred "a bill relating to state paupers" have had the same under consideration, and ask leave to report.
OCLC Number:   1395395333
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