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Title: History of the Philadelphia almshouses and hospitals from the beginning of the eighteenth to the ending of the nineteenth centuries ...: showing the mode of distributing public relief through the management of the boards of overseers of the poor, gaurdians of the poor and the directors of the Department of Charities and Correction

Year: 1905 (1900s)

Authors: Lawrence, Charles, b. 1837

Subjects: Philadelphia (Pa.). Guardians for the Relief and Employment of the Poor Philadelphia (Pa.). Board of Guardians of the Poor Philadelphia (Pa.). Dept. of Charities and Correction Almshouses Hospitals Hospitals Hospitals

Publisher: [Philadelphia] : C. Lawrence

Contributing Library: Columbia University Libraries

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^ for the well government of the House. Thedaily violation of the ordinary laws of society and of the rules andregulations established by this Board, ought not to be toleratedfor a single moment. The pilfering of clothing, provisions, etc.,and the introduction of spirituous liquors, with the consequences ofdrunkenness, elopement and fornication, and the perfectly system-atized and good understanding which exists between the personsconcerned, have become so flagrant and notorious as loudly todemand the immediate interposition of this Board, and the utmostvigilance and activity of the steward and the ofiicers of the House, > o C(J)m

 

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History of Philadelphia Almshouses and Hospitals. 53 and that offenders may be speedily and exemplarily punished.We are -aware that to apply an adequate remedy for diseasesso complicated is an undertaking of no common labor; it is a workthat requires time and experience, assisted by all the resolution,skill and industr}^ of the Board to accomplish. Permit us to add that it is more surely traced to a sensi-bility too early excited, an ill-timed relaxation of of&cial severity,or a deficiency of that scrupulous adherence so indispensible in ourdetermination, to which may be added the extreme difficulty ofsubstantiating offenses by legal evidence. Suits were commenced by the committee against certaintippling houses in the neighborhood of the institution whoseunlawful practices, it is presumed, contributed to increase theirregularities in the House. But a prevention, not a punishment, was the object of theBoard; and from the solicitations, several of which the Boardheard, and the most

  

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