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Pauperism and the poor laws a letter to E.H.J. Crawford, esq., M.P. for the Ayr burghs, Chairman of Select Committee on the Scotch Poor Laws : containing some observations as to the bearing of the existing land laws and licence laws on the amount of pauperism, and some suggestions as to modes of relief and rating, &c by Dugald Campbell

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Published by Orr, Pollock in Greenock .
Written in English


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Statementby Dugald Campbell
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Pagination18 p. ;
Number of Pages18
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Open LibraryOL24829345M

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