Ralston Breakfast Food 1900 Ad. A breakfast for thirty people in a two pound package. A perfect food made from selected wheat. Rich in Gluten. For mush, muffins, puddings, pancakes, etc. Robinson Danforth Milling Company. Purina Mills, St. Louis, Mo.
The Poor Law Act, 1601, allowed parishes to levy a poor rate on householders, which could then be distributed to the needy of that parish by an appointed overseer. By the 18th century, neighbouring parishes were beginning to work together, some even sharing a building in which they could house their old, sick and orphaned poor, thus saving on individual payments for rent and food. The ‘workhouse test’ was introduced in 1723 allowing overseers to withhold
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