Excerpt from Seventh Annual Report of the Trustees of the Temporary Asylum for the Chronic Insane at Worcester: For the Year Ending September 30, 1884
The income Of the institution, derived solely from State, city, and town patients, has been sufficient for the comfort able maintenance Of the patients, and all the usual expenses, and besides this has furnished means for certain necessary repairs and improvements.
It has been the policy Of the. Trustees since the establish ment Of the institution under the act Of the legislature in 1877, to expend from the surplus income such sums in improving the buildings and their appliances as were neces sary to secure healthful, comfortable and convenient sur roundings for those entrusted to their charge. In pursuance of this plan the entire surplus revenue Of the past year, amounting to about has been used in improving the buildings.
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