Excerpt from Circular of the City Council on Retrenchment, and Report of the Commissioners of the Orphan House
For the more minute examination of the subject they have considered it under three heads, viz: Service, Food and Raiment, as the expenses of the establishment will be found arrayed mainly under these.
The Institution now consists of three hundred and sixty orphans, one steward and family, one matron and family, one principal of the school and eight teachers and assistants, three dependants, nine nurses and one hospital nurse and assistant nurse, two assistant seamstresses, eight washers, two cooks, one engineer, and four servan'ts - making an entire population of four hundred and seven persons. The cost of the whole establishment for 1860, as charged by the city treasurer, is 18, and for 1861, 19 - though the actual cost to the city is only about a uniformity of expenditure which of itself bespeaks economy.
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