by Hay, William
1751. Proposals to Reform the Poor Laws [Hay, William (1695-1755)]. Remarks on the Laws Relating to the Poor; With Proposals for Their Better Relief and Employment. By a Member of Parliament. First Published in 1735; And Now Again Submitted to Consideration. With an Appendix, Containing the Resolutions of the House of Commons, On the Same Subject, in 1735; And the Substance of Two Bills Since Brought into Parliament. To Which is Prefix'd, A Preface, On the Present Publication. London: Printed for R. Dodsley in Pall-Mall, 1751. [ii], xii, 74 pp. Octavo (7-1/4" x 4-1/2"). Stab-stitched pamphlet bound into recent marbled boards. Some rubbing to spine ends and corners, slight darkening to spine. Light toning to text, faint dampstaining in places, occasional neutralized dark mold spots to text, tiny hole to title page, clean tear to Leaf H4 (pp. 55-56) carefully repaired. $150. * Second and final edition, one of two issues from 1751. Hay, a Whig Member of Parliament, advocated relief of the poor by voluntary charities. The text of this pamphlet was reprinted in a three-part collection of texts on the poor laws published in 1752. Hay's proposals received a fair amount of attention, but were never enacted into law. English Short-Title Catalogue T2416.
(Inventory #: 67200)