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Title: Report from the Committee on the State of Mendicity in the Metropolis
Description: London, House of Commons. 1815. British Parliamentary Papers. HC473. 11 July 1815. 98pp bound with report of same title. 28 May 1816. HC396. 21pp, coloured map. Folio. Attractive recent cloth binding. The committee heard that of Londons 30,000 beggars, half were in no distress. A negro beggar was said to have returned to the Werst Indies with a fortune of of 1500. Much detail on begging mehods, feigning blindness, use of children, begging letters, etravagant lifesyles of beggars. Also reports on the wretched conditions of the honest poor. A fascinating report.

Keywords: Medicity London Crime Begging Vagrants Poor Law Xx5

Price: GBP 140.00 = appr. US$ 199.92 Seller: Empire Books
- Book number: 136320



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