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  This is an extract from an Act for punishment of rogues, vagabonds and sturdy beggars, passed in 1598 in the reign of Queen Elizabeth I
  Statute of the Realm 1597-8, Eliz 39, czj4, p. 89
 
  Statute of the Realm 1597-8, Eliz 39, czj4, p. 89. This is an extract from an Act for punishment of rogues, vagabonds and sturdy beggars, passed in 1598 in the reign of Queen Elizabeth I.
 
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1. What seems to be the government attitude to these poor people?
2. What is the government doing to them?
In Source 2, what was the point of the "passports"?
 
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