Excerpt from Twenty-First Annual Report of the Receipts and Expenditures of the Town of Dorchester: With Reports of the Selectmen, and Other Town Officers, for the Year Ending January 31, 1869 The provision made for the support of its inmates are creditable to the town. The keeper, Mr. Spear, and his Wife, the matron, have earned the hearty approval of the Board by their faithful and successful endeavors in discharge of the varied duties that from time to time have devolved upon them. Good order and a thorough discipline have uniformly prevailed, While those under their charge have been kindly dealt With and cared for. Twenty persons have been admitted during the year, ten discharged, and six deceased; present number of inmates, seventeen, including one Who, for several years, has been atthe Insane Hospital in Boston, whose removal was advised by its superintendent. Permits have been given to three hundred and ninety-six transient comers for meals and lodgings. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.