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AGRICULTURE,

HINTS UPCmr (lAEDENma

SPORTS AND PASTIMES.

THE CHOLERA.

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THE CHOLERA. The following instructions have been issued to the clerks of the Boards of Guardians of the metropolis:— Poor-la w Board, Whitehall, July 27, 1866. Sir,—In consequence of the outbreak of cholera, the Poor-law Board have already transmitted to you, for the information of the Board of Guardians, a copy of the regulations recently issued by the Lords of the Privy Council under the Diseases Prevention Act, 1855, and the Amending Act, 23 and 24 Vic., c. 77. "By the provisions of the 23 and 24 Vie., c. 77, sec. 11, the vestries and district boards under the 18 and 19 Vie., c. 120, are the authorities for carrying into execution those regulations. But these statutes do not remove from the Board of Guardians the responsibility which the law has imposed upon them in regard to the relief of the destitute poor. The epidemic will necessarily create much additional suffering, and may probably cause a great increase of destitution among the poorer classes in the metropolis. "The Poor-law Board are satisfied that the guardians will not relax their exertions because vestries and dis- trict boards are made responsible for the performance of the duties created by these regulations; and that the guardia,ns and their officers will co-operate when- ever practicable with those authorities. The guardians are fully justified in calling to their aid such medical and other assistance as in their judg. ment the emergency may require. They can also pro- vide those purifying and disinfecting agents which their medical officers recommend as requisite in the dwellings of the sick poor, and such additional sus- tenance or clothing as the peculiar circumstances may render necessary. In all these respects the powers and obligations of the guardians remain in full force. It is inexpedient that the accommodation to be provided for cholera patients should be in the work. house or on the workhouse premises. As far as prac- ticable, therefore, the admission of cholera patients into the workhouse should be prevented. The guardians should procure for themselves and their officers the fullest and earliest information as to the arrangements made by the vestry or district board, so that due notice may be given to every person who may require aid from the guardians of the arrange- ments applicable to the case, and how and where the requisite attention can be obtained. The Poor-law Board will pay immediate attention to any communications which the guardians may address to them, and afford them any assistance in the discharge of the duties and responsibilities im- posed upon them.—I am, sir, your obedient servant, GATHORNS HARDY, President. To the Clerk of the Board of Guardians."

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