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House. Comm. on Amending the Laws on Paupers. Report relating to state paupers, 1836
On February 16, 1836, a committee responding to an order of January 23, 1836, offered a report: Pauperism was a difficult topic. The committee
struggled with many issues and finally decided there should be a commission for paupers. They named categories of paupers and what might be done with
them, and decided the state would no long support paupers at all, to say nothing of all the poor foreigners. Bill No. 1 An Act concerning paupers,
1836. No claim for the support of paupers would be admitted from any jurisdiction. The state would buy land to build a workhouse and shops to house any
paupers not tied to a jurisdiction. The Governor would appoint a five person commission to manage any workhouses it saw fit to build. The commission
would have the usual hiring, financial, and record-keeping responsibilities in the fond hope that the system would be largely self-supporting. The
state would pay audited expenses not covered by earnings. Bill No. 2 An Act to prevent the introduction of foreign paupers into this state. Each
port of entry was to hire an Inspector of Aliens to board every incoming ship and go through a labor intensive, paper work-heavy survey of the passengers
to weed out paupers and unfit people. The inspector would issue a landing pass to those deemed fit. The master of the ship had large
responsibilities as well; it is difficult to see why any shipmaster would bring passengers at all. Fines and jail time were threatened for infractions. (Digitized
from a microfilm copy of title originally held by the Library of Congress).
Title:   Report relating to state paupers.
OCLC Number:   1410408162
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