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enough to believe very few would subject themselves to what is considered as disgraceful.

I offer what I have done with great diffidence, sensible it is very imperfect, but desirous of showing my respect for the Board; and looking with confidence that, through their exertions, the public may hope for much useful information, and that it may lead to some legislative regulations, beneficial for the labouring poor, and which may also tend to lessen the enormous burdens which are at present so oppressive, and which by no means contribute to render the lower orders either happy or comfortable.

The Workington Society was divided into two clubs; the Bankland, and the Moorbank Colliers. The following is their account:

Alstracl of the Receipts and Disbursements for the Relief of the Poor of the Township of Workington, as under:

Collections. Disbursements.

From the 1st April, 1792, £. s. d. £. s. d.

tolst April, 1793 604 18 1 501 17 5

to October, 1793 324 1 9 358 12 O

to October, 1794 637 3 0§ 501 11 6

to October, 1795 424 11 lj tf5 9 1

to October, 1796 392 15 8§ 513 14 O

to October, J 797 549 18 5\ 509 8 9§

to October, 1798 574 3 6% 560 5 5 J

to October, 1799 589 19 2^ 691 19 2|

to October, 1800 1005 18 1 903 16 6

to October, 1801 1155 1 8§ 992 19 9

:£.6258 10 Sf- =£.6059 13 9$ balance in the bands of Thompson, overseer, 198 17 O

£.6258 10 9i Abstract

Abstract Accounts of the Receipts and Disbursement*, for the Support of the Poor of the Township of

Workington.

From the soth of Oc7 l sol, to ths 9th of Soy. 1803, inclusive.

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RECEIPTS. £. s. d.

To balance of last year's accounts

To cash for the assessments

To cash borrowed from Wood, Thompson, and
Co. for the use of the Township

To cash remaining due to William Wallace, late

overseer

-To cash for paupers' work, and on account of infant bastard chi'dren

To cash from Little Broughton, for house rent and- paupers

To cash on account of miliiiamen's families

To cash from Harrington, on account of John Carr

To cash for John Mason's Board

To dit'o for Elizabeth Preston

49 8 1

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DISBURSEMENTS. *£. s. d.

By the weekly disbursements of the house, removals, appeals, cloathing, &c. oVc. - 457 11 1^

By cash paid on account of infant bastard children, sick pauper*, &c. &c. - 297 6 111

By abatements for vacant houses, &c. - 22 3 11

By

By cash paid for the maintenance of two lunatics, at Newcastle, viz. WilTiam. Winn and Walker Brown

By cash paid 7 militiamen's families

By ditto paid J. C. Curwen, for interest for one year, and part principle of the sum expended in building and fitting up the house

By cash paid the overseers, collectors of government taxes, and keeper of the house -"

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By balance due the township -'

46 13 230 3

From thejoth of Nov. 1802, to the 8th of Nov. 1803, inclusive.

£. 1258 5 5

RECEIPTS.

s. d.

To balance of last year's account - 230 3 8

To cash for the 1st collection ^.256 2 10| -\

To ditto for the 2d - 510 14 11± \ 1023 10 9

To ditto for the 3d - — 256 12 11 J

To ditto received for paupers' work, account of

infant bastard children, &c. To poundage on assessed taxes To cash from Little Broughton, for house-rent and

paupers To cash on account of militiamen's families

DISBURSEMENTS. ~£. S. d.

By the weekly disbursements of the house, as per

book

461 8 0§ By

By cash paid on account of infant bastard childreri, £. s. d, sick paupers, &C. - * 295 5 3

By cash to Tye and Sewell, market lookers 5 S O

By cash paid Wood and Co*. £. 100, and interest

£. 6 - - - 106 O O

By cash paid to William Wallace, £.52. 5s. 6±d.

and interest £.3. is. 5\d. - 55 10 O

By cash paid J. C. Curwen, for interest for one year, and part principle of the sum expended in building and fitting up the house =£.112, and ground-rent 5s. - - 112 5 O

By cash paid for the maintenance of two lunatics at Newcastle ...

By cash paid to militiamen's families

By defaulters in payments, per John Thompson's

- account ...

By abatements for vacant houses

By charitable abatements

By cash paid John Fletcher, for assisting former

overseers per agreement of the old committee 15 O O

By John Fletcher's salary, as overseer, keeper of

the house, and collector of the assessed taxes 30 O O

By balance due the Township - - 162 13 8§

£. 1348 2 3

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From theothof November, 1803, to the 5th of November, 1804, inclusive; and continued till Easter, (20th of April,) 1805.

RECEIPTS.

To balance of last year's accounts
To cash for the 1st collection '£. 50g 7 6£ 1
To cash for the 2d - 510 10 2i 1

To cash for paupers' work, and on account of in-
fant bastard children., up till Nov. 5, 1804

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To cash for ditto, up till 20th of April, 1805'

To poundage on assessed taxes, £. 1 2. 3s. gd. and

4-12. l6s. charged in the above two suras To cash from Little Broughton, for house-rent and

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paupers - -

To balance due to John Fletcher, overseer

11 193

£.1515 15 5§

DISBURSEMENTS.

By the weekly disbursements of the house, , as per book, to the 5th of November, 1804

By ditto, ditto, to April 20th, 1805 -

By cash paid on account of infant bastard children, sick paupers; &c. to November 5, 1804

By do. do. do. to April 20, 1805

By do. paid to D. Mandal and B. Edkinj market lookers ...

By cash paid for the maintenance of three lunatics at Newcastle, to the 5th of November, 1804

By do. do. do. to April 20th, 1805

By do. paid to balloted men, per order of the Deputy Lieutenants; &c.

By castrpaid to the drill sergeants to the W. V.
per order of J. C. Curwen *

By cash paid to militiamen's families to the 5th of
November, 1804, *' -

By do. do. do. to April 20th, 1805

By abatements for vacant houses -;

By charitable abatements

By John Fletcher's salary, as overseer, collector of the assessed taxes, and keeper of the house, one year and four months

House rent, &c. not paid

£. i. d.

503 17 9

230 0 5

279 18 5

141 14 6

8 8 0

57 9 7

38 1 8

79 10 0

43, 15 ©

57 10 8

21 14 6

11 4 5|

2 10 6

40 0- O 0 0 0

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