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Some Aspects of North Carolina Public Poor Relief, 1700-1860

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A system of tax-financed relief for the needy, which was administered by local governments was brought to the colonies from England. In accordance with an act of 1701, likely the first poor law in the colony, Chowan precinct levied a tax for the support of the pauper. Thus began the various provisions for poor relief in North Carolina.