A plea for the poor: in which I. Their inexpressible hardships and sufferings are verified from undeniable facts. II. Their Maintenance is evidently shewn to be an intolerable Burthen upon the Public. III. Methods are proposed for making Beggars, Vagrants, and Vagabonds useful to their Country, and providing for the Impotent and Disabled. IV. A summary is given of the several schemes of Judge Hale, Sir Josiah Child, Mr. Fielding, and others, for that Purpose. Humbly submitted to the Consideration of Parliament. By a merchant of the city of London

Publication Date1759
Publisherprinted for J. Townsend, at the Corner of White-Friars, in Fleet-Street



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