is situated a short distance south-easterly
from the city of Troy, and consists of a building 50 feet by 200, built of
brick, two stories high. A farm
of 152 acres is connected with the house, upon which the male paupers are
employed, so far as they are able, and which yields a revenue of $2,000 a
affords twenty-one large and fifteen small rooms for the use of paupers, which
are heated by stoves, but entirely destitute of any means for ventilation.
There is a small bathing establishment which, from appearance, seemed
to have gone into disrepute. One
hundred and thirty-three inmates were found in the house, sixty-seven males
and sixty-six females, seven-eighths of whom are foreign and one-eighth native
born, including fifty children under sixteen years of age."
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