New England's Chattels; Or, Life In The Northern Poor-house

Paperback | February 8, 2012

bySamuel Hayes Elliot

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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.1858 Excerpt: ... Certain inhabitants of Moretown, Vermont, says a Boston paper, in order to rid the town of the support of a pauper cripple, feeble in body and mind, induced a man to marry her by the payment of §60 in hand and the promise of $40 in addition. It appeared that the would-be, or hired husband professed to entertain a special spite against the town of his own legal settlement, and hoped that he should, by the marriage, impose the burden on them. The ceremony took place, and the parties lived together about three weeks, when the husband abandoned the wife, in consummation of his original purpose. On her petition for a decree of nullity, the Court held that the transaction was wanting in all the essentials of a valid marriage. It was a sham and pretence; and in regard to the petitioner, it was a most flagrant and disgraceful fraud.--N. Y. Sun. Jan. 8. 1857. B.--p. 234. ANSWERS GIVEN TO QUESTIONS PUT BY THE AUTHOR. I. Question. "What civil rights do they lose, if any, in becoming paupers 1" Ana. "The right to vote, and to hold property as against the town which supports them." Question. "Can they vote 1" Ans. « No." Question. "Can they act on a jury?" Ans. "No." Question. "Can they own any property V Ana. "No." Question. "Can they, if they have children, direct when and where they shall be apprenticed out V Ans. "No." Mass. Law. Answers given by D. B., Esq., an Attorney residing in the State. II. Question. "What civil rights do they lose V Arts. "Jurors must be freeholders: they cannot act as jurors." Question. "Can they vote 1" Ans. "Yes." Question. "Can they own any property V Ans. "If they relinquish their support as paupers, they can." Question. "Can they legally marry V Ans. "Yes: But when the overseers of one town fraudulently procure a male pauper ...

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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.1858 Excerpt: ... Certain inhabitants of Moretown, Vermont, says a Boston paper, in order to rid the town of the support of a pauper cripple, feeb...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:134 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.29 inPublished:February 8, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217241131

ISBN - 13:9780217241137

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