Mayor's Message to the Common Council, of the City of Portsmouth...June 30, 1892
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17 REPORT OF KEEPER OF ALMSHOUSE ALMSHOUSE, July 12th, 1892. Hon. J. Thompson Baird, Mayor: SIR-Agreeable to your request I have the honor to submit the following report of the workings of this place for the fiscal year ending June 30th, 1892: The monthly average of inmates for the year has been 29.60. There has been issued 10,836 rations. There have been admitted to the roll during the year 22 persons, to-wit: 7 white males; 1 white female; 6 colored males, and 8 colored females. There have been discharged 2 white males; 3 white females; 2 colored males, and 3 colored females. Died-3 white males; 1 white female, 6 colored males, and 4 colored females; total deaths for the year 14. I am pleased to state that the place is in a good sanitary condition, and the inmates seem to be contented in their home. The farm has produced during the year vegetables of all kinds in abundance, for the use of the place, and I have sufficient corn and fodder from the last year's crop to carry me through until I can gather in the present growing crop, which is in fine condition and promises a good yield. The buildings here are in need of some repairs, particularly the quarters occupied by the colored inmates. These repairs I hope soon to have done. Dr. Hope has, during the year, been very attentive in the discharge of his duties, and has not missed a visit, but made extra ones when required. Very respectfully yours, &c. JOSEPH OVERTON, Supt. Almshouse.