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welfare

Pubic funds provided to persons and families whose income falls below certain federal poverty levels. See Aid to Families with Dependent Children, Child welfare Social medicine The constellation of public assistance programs for indigent families.
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In the course of the preceding observations, I have had an eye, my fellow-citizens, to putting you upon your guard against all attempts, from whatever quarter, to influence your decision in a matter of the utmost moment to your welfare, by any impressions other than those which may result from the evidence of truth.
Make use of it, then, whenever you think it will be most useful, for my eldest son's welfare.
In the first place, though I cannot doubt your sincere interest in the young lady's welfare, I don't like your mysterious way of showing it.