Life of Josiah Quincy of Massachusetts by Edmund QuincyLife of Josiah Quincy of Massachusetts by Edmund Quincy

Life of Josiah Quincy of Massachusetts

byEdmund Quincy

Paperback | February 6, 2012

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1869. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER XVI. 1823-1828. Mr. Quincy's Views And Acts As To Poverty And Crime.--NominaTion For First Mayor Of Boston.--Party Complications.--Elected The Second Year.--The House Of Industry.--Of Correction.--Of Reformation For Juvenile Offenders.--Improvement In The Police.--The Fire Department.--Schools.--The High School For Girls.--Faneuil Hall Market-House.--Visits Ok Lafayette.--Life Of Josiah Qulncy, Junior.--Visitors.--Fourth Of July Oration.--Death Of John Adams.--Correspondence.--Randolph's Last LetTer.--Mr. Quincy As A Municipal Magistrate.--Loses His Election.--His Address On Leaving The Office. THE great social problems which have not yet ceased to vex political philosophers--how best to provide for the poor and to treat the vicious and the criminal members of society--had long and deeply engaged Mr. Quincy's thoughtful consideration. The growth of population demanded some change in the old almshouse system, which had come down from the Colonial times, and which answered sufficiently well for the early days when paupers were few. The town of Boston, though its population amounted to but little more than forty thousand souls, was closely built, and the almshouse in its heart ceased to be suitable or sufficient for the growing necessities of the place. Soon after entering the General Court in 1820, Mr. Quincy moved for an inquiry into the subject of pauperism, and was made chairman of the committee raised for the purpose. Returns were called for from all the towns in the State, giving their methods and experience in the matter of providing for the poor. From such returns he made a report, submitted the next January, which condensed the experience of England and Massachusetts as to the various methods of dealing with pauperism. This report was printe...
Title:Life of Josiah Quincy of MassachusettsFormat:PaperbackDimensions:218 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.46 inPublished:February 6, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217503799

ISBN - 13:9780217503792