Hazard's Report on the Poor and Insane in Rhode Island | State Archives Catalog
Hazard's Report on the Poor and Insane in Rhode Island, 1851 (PDF Document, 35.35 MB)
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From the introduction to the report:
"The undersigned respectfully asks leave to report, that since his appointment by the Governor, under a resolution of the legislature, to enquire into the condition of the public poor and the insane, in the State of Rhode-Island; he has visited all the towns, with the exception of New Shoreham, and has personally inspected the Asylums for the poor; recording the names of all the inmates, together with such other items as he thought might be useful, either for present purposes or for future reference."
Mentally ill--Commitment and detention--Rhode Island
Mentally ill--Government policy--United States.
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