Report of the New York State Commission on Relief for Widowed Mothers: Transmitted to the Legislature March 27, 1914

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Page 118 - If a brother or sister be naked, and destitute of daily food, and one of you say unto them, Depart in peace, be ye warmed and filled; notwithstanding ye give them not those things which are needful to the body; what doth it profit?
Page 2 - I have compared the preceding with the original law on file in this office, and do hereby certify that the same is a correct transcript therefrom, and of the whole of said original law. ' Given under my hand and the seal of office of the Secretary of State, at the city of Albany, this third day of May, in the year one thousand eight hundred and ninety-five.
Page 329 - Provided that the amount raised by the council of a county for the purpose in any year out of rates under this Act shall not exceed the amount which would be produced by a rate of twopence in the pound, or such higher rate as the County Council, with the consent of the Local Government Board, may fix.
Page 52 - Home life is the highest and finest product of civilization. It is the great molding force of mind and of character. Children should not be deprived of it except for urgent and compelling reasons. Children of parents of worthy character, suffering from temporary misfortune, and children of reasonably efficient and deserving mothers who are without the support of the normal breadwinner, should as a rule be kept with their parents, such aid being given as may be necessary to maintain suitable homes...
Page 329 - Where the local education authority resolve that any of the children attending an elementary school within their area are unable by reason of lack of food to take full advantage of the education provided for them...
Page 478 - The state commission of prisons shall visit and inspect all institutions used for the detention of sane adults charged with or convicted of crime, or detained as witnesses or debtors, excepting such reformatories as are subject to the visitation and inspection of the state board of charities; and shall: 1.
Page 14 - ... 154 Appropriations and limitations for purposes of article. The board of supervisors of a county, and the board of estimate and apportionment and the board of aldermen of a city to which this article is applicable...
Page 21 - The obvious problem with this solution was articulated in 1914 by one mothers' aid advocate: 'To pension desertion or illegitimacy would, undoubtedly, have the effect of a premium upon these crimes against society." Most states guarded against this by restricting aid to "suitable homes" — meaning that aid was reserved for "gilt-edged" widows, not bastards or broken families.
Page 2 - ... to be paid by the State Treasurer upon the warrant of the Comptroller upon vouchers approved by the chairman of such commission.
Page 166 - ... the welfare of such child to remain at home, the court may enter an order finding such facts and fixing the amount of money necessary to enable the parent or parents to properly care for such child, and thereupon it shall be the duty of the County Board, through its County Agent or otherwise, to pay to such parent or parents, at such times as said order may designate, the amount so specified for the care of such dependent or neglected child until the further order of the court.

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