Article 91: As soon as the pauper is admitted, he shall be placed in some room to be appropriated to the reception of paupers on admission' and shall then be examined by the Medical Officer.

Article 93: If the Medical Officer upon such examination pronounce the pauper to be free from any disease, the pauper shall be placed in the part of the Workhouse assigned to the class to which he may belong.

Article 95: Before being removed from the receiving ward, the pauper shall be thoroughly cleansed, and shall be clothed in a workhouse dress, and the clothes which he wore at the time of his admission shall be purified and deposited in a place appropriated for that purpose with the pauper's name affixed thereto. Such clothes shall be restored to the pauper when he leaves the Workhouse.

An exception is made for vagrants as they usually remain in the Workhouse only a short time

Article 96: Every pauper shall, upon his admission, be searched by the proper officer, and all prohibited articles which may be found upon his person, shall be Source: him, and, so far as may be proper, restored to him at his departure from the Workhouse.

A search will naturally be made at the time when the pauper's clothes are changed under Article 95.

The adult male paupers ought to be searched by the Master; the female paupers and the children ought to be searched by the Matron.

The following are examples of prohibited articles, Viz:-

  1. spiritous liquors
  2. articles of food not allowed by the dietary
  3. letters or printed papers, having an improper tendency
  4. cards or dice
  5. matches or highly combustible items

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