Hazard's Report on the Poor and Insane in Rhode Island; made to the General Assembly at its January Session, 1851 | State Archives Catalog
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."
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