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An Act to grant a further Sum of Money, for the more effectual attainment of the purposes of the Act of the Fifty-first year of His Majesty’s Reign, which provides for the Relief of Insane Persons and the support of Foundlings, and others therein mentioned. (17th March, 1814.)

Province:Lower Canada (1792-1823)
Chapter:54 George III Chapter 10
Year:1814
Concepts:Welfare
Public Health/Santé publique
Jurisdictional Relevance:Provincial/Provinciale
Description:An act to attribute further funds for the purposes stated in an act by the same name passed in 1811 and renewed in 1813. The original act was to provide support to people of 'deranged Intellect', incapable of earning their subsistence, foundlings, sick and infirm persons, as well as the support of Religious communities that administer relief. This act granted a sum not exceeding fifteen hundred pounds per annum, and an additional nine hundred pounds per annum, for the benefit of foundlings or the mentally infirm and dictates who will be responsible to administer this money. The act specifies the maximum funds permitted per district, including Fourteen Hundred Pounds for the District of Quebec, Seven Hundred Pounds for the District of Montreal, and Three Hundred Pounds for the District of Trois-Rivières. The 1813 act also made it lawful for Commissioners to bind out foundlings of a proper age as apprentices. The act is to expire in 1815.
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