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Sketch Of Legislative Proceedings, &c.
ON the 23d February, 1829, Mr. MANN of Dedham, in behalf of a Committee of the House of Representatives, appointed to consider the subject, reported Orders for the appointment of a Committee "to examine and ascertain the practicability and expediency of erecting or procuring, at the expense of the Commonwealth, an asylum for the safe keeping of lunatics, and persons furiously mad," and requiring the selectmen of the several towns to ascertain, and make returns to the Secretary of the Commonwealth of "the number, age, sex and color, of all persons reputed to be lunatics and furiously mad belonging to their respective towns, and whether at large or in confinement, and where and how long confined,"...
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Title: Sketch Of Legislative Proceedings, &c.
From: Reports And Other Documents Relating To The State Lunatic Hospital At Worcester, Mass.
Creator: n/a
Date: 1837
Format: Government Document
Publisher: Dutton and Wentworth, Boston
Source: Available at selected libraries
Location: pp.3-7
Keywords: Advocacy; Almshouses; Architecture; Asylums; Census; Confinement; Demographics; Economics; Government; Government Agencies; Health & Medicine; Horace Mann; Hospitals; Insanity; Institutions; Laws & Regulation; Legislation; Massachusetts; Medicine & Science; Nomenclature; Prison; Psychiatric Disability; Public Health & Welfare; Public Welfare; Statistics; Worcester, MA
Topics: Government, Policy & Law; Institutions, Organizations & Corporations
Note: This collection of documents about the State Lunatic Hospital was published in 1837.

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