ANNUAL REPORT of the STATE BOARD of CHARITIES                                         p 999
A TABLE showing the number of Paupers supported at the public expense in the county of LEWIS, during the twelve months preceding April 21, 1823, with other particulars, derived from public documents and reports furnished the Secretary of State.
TOWNS Total number of paupers
supported during the
whole of the last year.
Total number relieved
during a part of the last year.
M
A
L
E
S
F
E
M
A
L
E
S
C
H
I
L
D
R
E
N
Total expenses of supporting and relieving paupers (including fees and expenses of officers, removals and appeals) for the last year.

Dolls.    Cts.

Expenses and cost of officers and appeals during same period.

 

Dolls.   Cts.

Number of paupers removed during the last year.
Denmark ***                
Harrisburgh

0

3 1 2 0 85.99 14.00  
Leyden

1

0 1 0 0 70.00 Not stated.  
Lowville ***  

 

           
Martinsburgh

1

3 2 2 1 108.50 20.00  
Pinckney ***                
Turin   ***                
Watson

0

0       0.00 0.00  
[Note: *** indicated "No Return"  PHL ]
   Expenses paid by the county of Lewis, for warrants to bring up paupers for examination, service of the same adjudications, warrants of removal, support, &c., for the following years.

          In  1820,            $286
               1821,              390 
               1822,              180
         [Letter from the clerk of the supervisors.]
         In the town of Martinsburgh, there is on hand a fund of $223, for the support of the poor, and a like fund in Leyden of $500.
         I would suggest whether it would not be proper to extend some relief to imprisoned debtors. I believe it will be allowed, that the laws on imprisonment for debt, in some cases, operate with too much severity, as where a man is in close confinement , without friends to bail him, and nearly in an abject state of starvation. The case often happens, and I believe there is no legal way to afford relief. [Letter from the deputy clerk of Lewis county.]

LEYDEN.

       We do not think of any amendment to be made in the poor-laws of this state, but in case there could be a law made to extend th(r)oughout the United States, compelling each state to receive their own poor and support them, we should like it well. [Letter from supervisors and overseers of the poor of Leyden.]

          

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