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FOR THE AMENDMENT OF

The Poor Laws,

WITH

A PRACTICAL INTRODUCTION,

Notes and Forms.

THIRD EDITION.
With many valuable Additions ;

COMPRISING
Opinions of the Commissioners on the construction of many clauses ju the Act;
Forms of Orders in Bastardy, Notices of Appeals, &c.;

and an APPENDIX, containing-
The GENERAL ORDERS of the COMMISSIONERS for the regulation of Unions,

Workhouses, &c.
Statutes relating to the Poor, passed since 1830 ; and the
Cases on Settlements, &c., from Easter Term, 1831, to the present time.

BY

JOHN FREDERICK ARCHBOLD, ESQ.

BARRISTER AT LAW.

LONDON :
SAUNDERS AND BENNING, LAW BOOKSELLERS,
(SUCCESSORS TO J. BUTTERWORTH AND SON,)

43, FLEET STREET.

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ADVERTISEMENT

TO

THE THIRD EDITION.

Two large editions of this work have been sold within a year; and another is now called for. In the advertisement to the first edition, I mentioned that I had undertaken the work, principally for the benefit of those who had purchased my general work upon the Poor Laws, to apprize them of the alterations this Act has made upon the subject. With a similar view, I have added in an Appendix to the present edition, all the Statutes which have been passed, and all the Cases which have been decided, on the subject of the Poor Laws generally, since the publication of the last edition of that work in 1832.

To Mr. Chadwick, and Mr. Coode, the Secretary and Assistant Secretary to the Poor Law Commissioners, I am greatly indebted for much valuable assistance they have rendered me, and for the very kind manner in which they have 'rendered it: they have furnished me, not only with the General Orders of the Commissioners for the Regulation of Unions, Workhouses, &c. and which the reader will find in the Appendix; but also with some valuable opinions of the Commissioners upon the construction of the Act, founded in most cases upon the opinions of the Law Officers of the Crown. The latter I have embodied in the notes, and have distinguished them from my own observations, by the signature P. L. C.

In other respects, I have taken pains to render this little work somewhat worthy of the extraordinary favour it has experienced from the profession generally, and from those more particularly engaged in the administration of the Poor Laws.

J. F. A.

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ADVERTISEMENT

TO

THE FIRST EDITION.

THE Editor of this edition of the Statute for the Amendment of the Poor Laws, having already written a work

upon that subject, which is now in a second edition, and probably in the hands of most persons engaged in the administration of those laws, thought it a duty he owed to the purchasers of that book, to show, in some short work upon the present statute, the different alterations it has effected. With that intent, very early after the bill was first brought into Parliament, he commenced his notes and observations upon it; he sedulously watched its progress through both Houses, and noted the amendments which from time to time were made in it; so that, when the bill passed, he had little more to do than to put his notes and observations in the form in which they now appear. The Editor mentions this, particularly, lest his work, from the circumstance of its appearing so very shortly after the passing of the Act, should be deemed or termed a crude or hasty production :-crude, it may be; hasty, it certainly is not. All he affects to claim for his small share in it, is the merit of accuracy. His task, a slight one, was easily performed; he had nothing to do with the policy of the Act-nothing to

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