Remarks On The Present System Of Road Making

Paperback | October 12, 2012

byJohn Loudon Mcadam

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1823 edition. Excerpt: ...and that, if it were commuted at a very low rate; if it were one half of the real value of the work, I should.think,, the roads would be more benefited by it in general through; the country. Is it the genera practice in Scotland, under any act of parliament, to commute statute labour for money?All the acts of parliament I am acquainted with in Scotland have commuted it; one in the county I belong to, commuted it twenty years ago with very great advantage. You have mentioned that the commissioners of the Westminster bridge road required you to employ a considerable number of paupers; the Committee wish to know whether it is the general practice, in your observation, to employ paupers upon roads?--I have always found that in every place where the improvement of the roads has been commenced, under any advice given by me, it has been desired very much by the inhabitants that the people unemployed (not, perhaps, paupers that generally receive parish relief, but those people who come to ask for relief, because they cannot get work) should be employed on the road; and it has been very much my wish to gratify that desire by giving them work, not by the day, but by the piece, because that has generally put them off the parishes; the moment they get work to do, by which they can get their bread, and without which they cannot get their bread, they quit the parish. Is it not the practice, in trusts where you have not been concerned, to employ paupers, or very old labourers?--I have found in all the trusts that have sent to me to take advice, that the labourers have been a great number of them very inefficient men; and the excuse generally given for that is, that those peopie would come to the parish if they were not sent to the roads. Is the pay of...

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1823 edition. Excerpt: ...and that, if it were commuted at a very low rate; if it were one half of the real value of the work, I should.t...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:60 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.12 inPublished:October 12, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217745695

ISBN - 13:9780217745697

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