A C C O U N T
ESTABLISHMENT FOR THE POOR AT MUNICH
A Detail of various Public Measures, connected with that Institution, which have been adopted and carried
into effect for putting an End to Mendicity, and introducing Order, and useful Industry, among the more
Indigent of the Inhabitants of Bavaria.
Of the Prevalence of Mendicity in Bavaria at the Time when the Measures for putting an End to
it were adopted.
Various Preparations made for putting an End to Mendicity in Bavaria.--Cantonment of the Cavalry
in the Country Towns and Villages.-- Formation of the Committee placed at the Head of the Institution
for the Poor at Munich.-- The Funds of that Institution.
Preparations made for giving Employment to the Poor.--Difficulties attending that Undertaking. --
The Measures adopted completely successful.-- The Poor reclaimed to Habits of useful Industry. --
Description of the House of Industry at Munich.
An Account of the taking up of the Beggars at Munich.--The Inhabitants are called upon for
their Assistance.--General Subscription for the Relief and Support of the Poor.--All other public and private
Collections for the Poor abolished.
The different Kinds of Employment given to the Beggars upon their being assembled in the
House of Industry.--Their great Awkwardness at first. --Their Docility, and their Progress in useful Industry.--
The Manner in which they were treated.--The Manner in which they were fed.-- The Precautions used to
prevent Abuses in the Public Kitchen from which they were fed.
Apology for the Want of Method in treating the Subject under Consideration,--Of the various
Means used for encouraging Industry among the Poor.--Of the internal Arrangement and Government
of the House of Industry.--Why called the Military Work-house.--Of the Manner in which the Business is
carried on there.--Of the various Means used for preventing Frauds in carrying on the Business in the
different Manufactures. --Of the flourishing State of those Manufactures.
A further Account of the Poor who were brought together in the House of Industry:--And of
the interesting Change which was produced in their Manners and Dispositions.--Various Proofs that the
Means used for making them industrious, comfortable, and happy, were successful.
Of the Means used for the Relief of those poor Persons who were not Beggars.--Of the large
Sums of Money distributed to the Poor in Alms.--Of the Means used for rendering those who received
Alms industrious.--Of the general Utility of the House of Industry to the Poor, and the distressed of all
Denominations.--of Public Kitchens for feeding the Poor, united with Establishments for giving them Employment; and
of the great Advantages which would be derived from forming them in every Parish.--Of the Manner in
which the Poor of Munich are lodged.
Of the Means used for extending the Influence of the Institution for the Poor at Munich, to
other Parts of Bavaria.--Of the Progress which some of the Improvements introduced at Munich are
making in other Countries.
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Situation of the Author in the Service of His Most Serene Highness the ELECTOR PALATINE, Reigning
Duke of BAVARIA. Reasons which induced him to undertake to form an Establishment for the Relief of