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GRASS VALLEY ORPHAN ASYLUM.

The Grass Valley Orphan Asylum is situated at Grass Valley, Nevada County, California. It has a large day school in connection with the home for orphans. The daily attendance is about ninety. The number of whole orphans seventy-eight, half orphans thirty-two, and ten abandoned children, making one hundred and twenty in all. They are being educated in the institution. It is a good place for an asylum of this kind, where orphans from the mining counties may be cared for without sending them a long distance. The sanitary condition of the buildings is good, and there is no sickness of any kind.

J. C. MONTAGUE, Chairman,
M. W. WILSON
R. B. THOMPSON,
R. W. MURPHY,

J. M. MAYFIELD,
Assembly Committee on Hospitals.

REPORT

OF THE

SAN FRANCISCO LYING-IN HOSPITAL AND FOUNDLING ASYLUM, ,

TO THE

LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF CALIFORNIA.

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dollars, namely, five thousand dollars annually for current monthly expenses.

All of which we respectfully submit,

were left at the door. Sixty-nine have, at divers periods, been taken away by their mothers or friends.

Two hundred and eight we have given away, pursuant to the Act of the Legislature of the eighteenth of March, eighteen hundred and seventy. (Stats. 1869–70, p. 338.)

Three hundred and fifty-four sickened and died, from one day old and upwards. Numbers of these were born in the hospital or left at the door diseased; a few, apparently, premature births.

The persons to whom we have given these children are of the most substantial and worthy class of citizens. The children have taken the names of the donees, who are all severally obligated to rear and educate the children as if born to them in lawful wedlock.

We have thus saved to the State and provided for the future support of two hundred and ninety-two children, and from the hands of abortionists and the dens of prostitution scores of unfortunate women.

SAUMEL COWLES, President,
WM. SHERMAN, Treasurer,
H. K. W CLARKE,
J. DARBROW,
A. WEILL,
BENJ. F. HARDY, Secretary,
JAMES LINFORTH,
R. G. DAVIDSON.

SAN FRANCISCO, January 1st, 1878. .

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The beneficiaries were from all parts of the State. More than onehalf of the mothers delivered in the institution were from counties other than San Francisco. We have been able to save over forty per cent. of the children that have come to our care, which is a much better showing for bottle-fed children than has been made by any other foundling asylum of which we have any record.

The Trustees of the institution have at all times rendered their services gratuitously, as have also the Board of Physicians and Surgeons. The demands made upon the institution have been so great that the receipts have fallen short of expenditures five thousand one hundred and eighty-one dollars and twenty-nine cents.

The work we are doing is purely a charitable one. Every dollar of the funds contributed to the institution, whether by individuals or the State, has been economically expended in relieving the unfortunate. The amount appropriated by the Legislature of eighteen hundred and seventy-five-six, viz., two hundred and fifty dollars per month, ending June thirtieth, eighteen hundred and seventyeight, is not one-third of our current monthly expenses, and we have become involved in a debt of over fifty-one hundred and eighty dollars, and yet we need about seven hundred dollars to complete furnishing and refurnishing our premises to enable us to accommodate all they are capable of holding, and which would be constantly filled could they be furnished. During the past two years we have not been able to receive one-quarter of the number of applicants for the, want of funds. These patients added would greatly increase our current monthly expenses. These demands compel us to further appeal to the State for increased aid.

We, therefore, feel compelled to ask your honorable body to appropriate for the fiscal years of twenty-nine and thirty ten thousand

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NAMES OF CONVICTS

In the California State Prison, and when entitled to be discharged by the Governor, under the provisions of an Act entitled "An Act to amend an Act entitled an Act to confer further powers upon the

Governor of this state in relation to the pardon of criminals, approved April 4th, 1864," approved March 7th, 1868.

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