Book #71354
Abstract of an Act of Parliament Made in the 32d Year of the Reign. Broadside, Rogues and Vagabonds, Great Britain, Rogues, Vagabonds.

Abstract of an Act of Parliament Made in the 32d Year of the Reign...

"Rogues, Vagabonds, And Other Idle and Disorderly Persons" [Broadside]. [Rogues and Vagabonds]. [Great Britain]. Abstract of an Act of Parliament Made in the 32d Year of the Reign of King Geo. the 3d, To Explain and Amend an Act Made in the 17th Year of the Reign of King Geo. the 2d. for Amending and Making More Effectual, the Laws Relating to Rogues, Vagabonds, and Other Idle and Disorderly Persons and to Houses of Correction [drop-head title]. N.p., S.n., [1791]. 15" x 12-1/4" broadside. Single-column text below headline. Moderate toning, light crinkling, horizontal and vertical fold lines, light edgewear. $750. * "When any Justice of Peace shall order to be conveyed by pass, any rogue or vagabond, such rogue or vagabond shall either be publicly whipped or sent to the House of Correction...Whenever any female shall be convicted as a rogue or vagabond or incorrigible rogue; in no case what ever shall such female undergo the punishment of whipping...All soldiers and mariners wandering abroad and begging, shall be deemed rogues and vagabonds within the meaning of the said Act...If it shall be made to appear to any two justices of peace that any poor person shall not use proper means to get employment, or, if he is able to work, by his neglect of work or spending his money in ale houses or place of bad repute...he shall be considered as an idle and disorderly person and punished as such...." Not in the English Short-Title Catalogue. No copies located on OCLC, Library Hub or at the British Library.

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Book number 71354