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REPORT OF THE SECRETARY.

To the Board of State Charities and Corrections:

The Secretary respectfully presents the following report:

Twenty-three regular, and three special meetings have been held during the year; of which, thirteen were before and thirteen after the reorganization of the Board in June; twelve were at the State Farm, and fourteen in the city of Providence.

The attendance of members of the Board was as follows:

George I. Chace.
Samuel W. Church, (term expired June 1,).
Job Kenyon......
Thomas Coggeshall...
William H. Hopkins.
James M. Pendleton..
Allen C. Mathewson, (Appointed at May Session,)..
Stephen R. Weeden,
Alfred B. Chadsey,
William W. Chapin,....

.Present at 24 meetings.

13 13 20 13 22 11 13 12 26

In accordance with the provisions of Chapter 603, Section 5, of the public laws, the Secretary has given bond to the State, in the sum of Six Thousand Dollars, the amount required by the Board; with Prof. George I. Chace, and Ex-Gov. William W. Hoppin as sureties. The bond is in the hands of the General Treasurer.

FINANCES.

The amounts drawn from, and paid into the Treasury, and the amounts of appropriations made for the use of the Board, are shown in the following statement:

Rhode Island State Treasury in account with Board of State Charities and

Corrections:

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Appropriation for the support of the State Farm.

Dr. Balance of appropriation of 1876, undrawn Jan. 1, 1877. $18,740 78 Appropriation, made at January Session, 1877.. 64,000 00 Money paid into the Treasury, during 1877.

31,278 49 Payments for the support of the State Farm. Balance available, January 1, 1878...

69,843 07 44,176 20

$114,019 27 $114,019 27

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Appropriation for the support of the State Prison.

Dr.
Appropriation made at January Session, 1877........ $10,000 00
Money paid into the Treasury, from June 5, to Decem-
ber 31, 1877....

14,439 85 Payments for Prison expenses, from June 5, to De

cember 31, 1877...... Balance available, January 1, 1878.

$13,925 59 10,514 26

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Appropriation for purchase of additional land.

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Balance of appropriation made at May Session, 1869... $2,700 00
Payment for purchase of land of Thomas Grace...
Balance available, January 1, 1878..

$2,700 00

$1,500 00 1.200 00

$2,700 00

Appropriation for repair of road from city of Providence to the State Farm, (Pontiac road.)

Dr.

Cr. Appropriation made at May Session, 1877.....

$2,000 00 Drawn from the appropriation..

$816 37 Balance available, January 1, 1878.

1,183 63

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STATE AUDITOR'S OFFICE,

PROVIDENCE, R. I., January 29, 1878. I hereby certify that the books in this department verify the foregoing statements of accounts with appropriations, the balance to their credit being correctly given.

JOEL M. SPENCER,

State Auditor.

The sums collected and paid into the Treasury are, in detail, as follows:

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Jan'y 1. From Samuel L. Blaisdell, collected at State Farm.....
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Thomas J. Tilley, for beef.......
23. George W. Wightman, collected for board of the

insane......
31.

W. S. Fifield, for baskets... Feby 1. Samuel L. Blaisdell, collected at State Farm. 6. George W. Wightman, collected for board of the

insane. 23.

George W. Wightman, collected for board of the

insane. March 3.

George Tucker, for beef, &c.. 3.

Samuel L. Blaisdell, collected at State Farm. 7.

Lincoln Man'f'g Co., for soap boxes. 8.

George W. Wightman, collected for board of the

insane.
23. George W. Wightman, collected for board of the

insane.
28. George W. Wightman, collected for board of the

insane.....
April 2. Samuel L. Blaisdell, collected at State Farm.
5.

H. F. Perkins, for hides...... 13.

George W. Wightman, collected for board of the

insane.
18.

George Bowen, Newport, for baskets...
21. George W. Wightman, collected for board of the

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W. S. Fifield, for baskets.
Samuel L. Blaisdell, collected at State Farm....
George W. Wightman, collected for board of the

insane.
Pinnegar & Manchester, Newport, for baskets..
R. I. Hospital Trust Co., for interest......
Prison Commission, for labor of men and teams..
George W. Wightman, collected for board of per-

sons in Almshouse......
George W. Wightman, collected for board of the

insane.....
G. & C. P. Hutchins, for baskets..
Samuel L. Blaisdell, collected at State Farm.
George W. Wightman, collected for board of the

insane.
George W. Wightman, collected for costs.
George M. Hazard, Newport, for baskets..
Carry Brothers,

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June 5. From W. J. Swinburne, Newport, for baskets. 5.

George B. Weaver, 5.

Brown & Hazard, 5.

Sherman & Crosby, 5.

John D. Dennis, 5.

Slocum & Bluck,
5.

Bateman & Gardiner,
13. Walter S. Burgess, for pig......
29.

George W. Wightman, collected for board of the

insane..... July 3

Charles Spooner, Newport, for baskets.. 3.

William E. Dennis,
3.

Samuel L. Blaisdell, collected at State Farm.....
5. George W. Wightman, collected for board of the

insane..
11.

Nelson Viall, collected at State Prison....
13. George W. Wightman, collected for board of the

insane....
14. Hopkins & Pomroy, for baskets..

T. P. Shepard & Co., for old barrels.
24.

Clapp & King, for fruit..... 26.

Nelson Viall, collected at State Prison.... 28.

George W. Wightman, collected for board of the

insane.. August 4. Samuel L. Blaisdell, collected at State Farm...... 10.

George W. Wightman, collected for board of the

insane.

Nelson Viall, collected at State Prison..
25. Calef Brothers, for pork....
27. George W. Wightman, collected for board of the

insane....
31.

James Tucker, Jr., for baskets. Sept. 4.

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Wm. H. Dyer, for pigs.....
4. Samuel L. Blaisdell, collected at State Farm.
8.

Rose & Walker, for hides...
18. Nelson Viall, collected at State Prison...
20.

Peter Lew, for costs.
22. Isaac Walker, for pigs, &c....
24.

Prison Commission, for labor of men and teams..
27.

John H. Eddy & Co., for baskets....
29. George W. Wightman, collected for board of the

insane..
29.

George W. Wightman, collected for board of per

sons in Almshouse. 14.

R. I. Hospital Trust Co., for interest..
Oct. 1.

Samuel L. Blaisdell, collected at State Farm.....
George W. Wightman, collected for board of the

insane..

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13 60

16 50 3,242 19

137 00

150 35

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2,667 25

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Oct. 18. From Nelson Viall, collected at State Prison.....

Prison Commission, for labor of men and teams.. 20. George W. Wightman, collected for board of the

insane. 29.

W. E. Barrett & Co., for baskets.. 31. Michael Golrick, for teaming slate.... Nov. 2.

Samuel L. Blaisdell, collected at State Farm
7.

Sweet & Arnold, for vegetables...
5. R. I. Hospital Trust Co., for interest.
9.

George W. Wightman, collected for board of the

insane.... 16.

Nelson Viall, collected at State Prison..
16.

Edward D. Pearce, for baskets.....
17. George W. Wightman, collected for board of the

insane
17.

Prison Commission, for labor of men and teams.. 26.

Nelson Viall, collected at State Prison.....
Dec. 1.

Samuel L. Blaisdell, collected at State Farm..
7. James Coggeshall, Newport, for baskets.
11. Dexter Asylum, for pig....
13.

George W. Wightman, collected for board of the

insane... 15-19.

William Elsbree, for board of men, &c.. 20.

Nelson Viall, collected at State Prison. 26.

G. & C. P. Hutchins, for baskets...
27.

Calef Brothers, for veal.....
28. Prison Commission, for labor of men and teams..
29. F. J. Sheldon, for baskets......
29.

Samuel L. Blaisdell, collected at State Farm..
31.

State Treasury, for work on Pontiac road...

389 99 1,236 41 1,615 27

42 83 11 00 20 00

97 56

47 29 1,478 78

51 50

11 99 1,489 48

26 86 87 52 816 37

$45,718 34

Added to appropriation for support of State Farm..

State Prison.

$31,278 49 14, 439 85

$45,718 34

As the sums paid for the Board, and the names of the persons to whom the payments are made, are given by the State Auditor in his report, the statement of these items, which has been made in the report of the Secretary for several years past, is this year omitted.

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