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TWENTY-EIGHTH REPORT

OF

THE SOCIETY

FOR

BETTERING THE CONDITION

AND

INCREASING THE COMFORTS

OF THE POOR.

LONDON:

PRINTED FOR THE SOCIETY,.

BY W. BULMER AND CO. CLEVELAND-ROW, ST. JAMES'S; AND SOLD BY J. HATCHARD, OPPOSITE ALBANY

PLACE, PICCEDILLY;

ALSO BY BECKET, PALL-MALL; ROBSON, BOND-STREET; PAYNE, MEW'S GATE; RIVINGTON, ST. PAUL'S CHURCH YARD; EGERTON, WHITEHALL; CADELL AND DAVIES, STRAND; AND VERNOR AND HOOD, POULTRY. ALSO BY TODD, YORK; HAZARD, BATH; AKENHEAD AND SONS, NEWCASTLE; PENNINGTON AND STANLEY, DURHAM; BROWNE, HULL; EASTON, SALISBURY; TREWMAN, EXETER; CLARKE, MANCHESTER; HOUGH, CLOCKSTER; AND LEE, AT LEWES.

December 1806.

Account of mode of employing parish children at
Birmingham-of provision for sick poor at Ongar
APPENDIX Containing queries from Ladies Com-
mittee a clergyman's legacy-report of the Ken-
dal schools-advice from the endeavour society-
receipt for saving coals-LIST of Committee-and
of Subscribers.-Index to the Fourth Volume.

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No. CXXXIII.

Extract from the Rev. Mr. Clarkson's Account of the System of the Quakers, with respect to their Poor. By THOMAS BERNARD, ESQ.

THERE are few parts of the Quaker-constitution that are more worthy of commendation, than that which relates to the poor. All the members of this Society, are considered as brethren, and as entitled to support from one another. If our streets or our roads be infested by miserable objects imploring our pity, no Quaker will be found among them. A Quaker-beggar would be a phænomenon in the world.

It does not, however, follow from this account, that there are no poor Quakers, or that members of this society are not born in a dependent state. The truth is, that there are poor as well as rich, but the wants

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