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If this' amount seems large, we can only say, past experience will allow us to ask nothing less, and especially in view of the fact of our constantly increasing numbers. If the circumstances of the biennial period for which this amount is asked, will allow any surplus, that surplus shall be found in the State Treasury.

Another matter needs careful consideration, Reformation is a progressive work, and if too soon interrupted, fails of its end,--the individual too readily and surely reverting again to habits of vice. Time is therefore an essential requisite to an abiding reformation. This, at least, will be admitted in regard to a large majority of all the cases placed in charge of

your Board

With the limited accommodations afforded, so unequal to the numbers crowded upon us, early dismissal becomes a matter of necessity. If seeds of virtue have been implanted, they can secure but feeble growth before, of necessity, the individual must be sent forth subject to influences very likely to work their utter and entire eradication. Thus, time and money are both thrown away. Is a system tolerating this, wise ?

The very worthy and efficient Superintendent of the School of Reform for the State of Ohio, paid us a visit not long since, and in connection with the very many pertinent observations and suggestions made by him, he remarked that he asked at the hands of the Ohio Legislature, no amount of appropriation that was not readily granted. We do not, however, refer to this for the purpose of invidious remark, but rather moved by a desire that like happy experiences may be ours for the future.

It will not be necessary that all the minutia of reform and improvement that have occurred to us as desirable for the perfect working of our Reform School, be allowed to encumber our report. Leading points only are presented. Inquiry into all points of interest to others will be cheerfully responded to, and we solicit most earnestly close and candid investigation and research into the workings of the past, and the necessities of the future of the Iostitution at the hands of our Legislators, since our necessities demand efficient action, and we desire that action to be intelligently directed.

GEO. W. LEE,
JAS. I. MEAD,
C. TRACY,

Board of Control.

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TREASURER’8 REPORT. Treasurer's Tenth Annual Report, ending November 16th, 1866, of the

Receipts and Disbursements of the Michigan State Reform School.

He charges himself, for fiscal year ending November 16th, 1866, with: 1865. Dec. 4, To cash for shop.work..r...

$483 64 4,

31 42 4, H. F. Conant.

232 08 5,"

192 19 13, C. P. Ayers, $104 56; 6lh, Nelson Comstock & Co., $220 83..

325 39 13, “ Shop-work, 729 98; 19th, C. Allen, 8c....... 730 78 20, “ J. H. Baker, $16 58; 26tb, do., $1 25.

17 83 " 26, " A. B. Stuart, $2 21; 29th, do., $1 25..

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" H. S. Norton, 50c; C. Allen, 60c; M. S. Baker,
$18 47..

19 67 " 11, " S. R. Green, $47 55; 12th, W. King, $575..... 53 30 13, S. G. Schofield, $2 75; 17th, J. H. Baker, $4 22.. 6 97

C. Turner, 1 pig, $8 00; 27th, H. F. Conant,
$376 69......

384 69
30, Cow-bide, $4 50; Feb. 1st, M. G. Henry & Co.,
$21 00..

25 50 H. L. Baker and D. W. Buck.

28 98 Feb. 7, ". J. Kopf, seats, $50 00; 15tb, H. F. Conant, $220 16..

270 16 16, " W. King, pig, $2 50.

2 50 March 1, " Mr. McKenny, rent..

45 00 7, " F. H. Conant, $705 00; 19th, J. S. Cory, op mortgage, $98 56.....

803 58 19, C. Allen, $2 35; A. B. Stuart, $3 12.

5 47 " 23," C. Allen, $1 25; A. B. Stuart, $21 63; D. L. Case, pig, $10 00.......

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Feb. 23, To A. B. Stuart, 93c; March 14th, do., 45c; 15th,

do., $1 55. 16,

F. H. Conant, $231 19.. April 2, "

Cash, rags, $1 45; 9th, G. H. Green, $2 17; 11th,

hats, $7 25...... « 12," Cash, hats, $2 50; 14th, do., $9 45; do., $3 50..

F. H. Conani, shop-work...
21,

G. H. Green, $5 89; 23d, for ashes, $7 84,
Hats, $2 00; 24th, J. H. Baker, $21 09...

Hats, 50c; Thompson & Esyn, $38 40.....
" 25, " E. Hawley, $55 00; 27th, for pig, $12 00.
28, " Hats, $4 10; use of pig, $100...

S. R. Green, $1 55; G. Henry, $55 00..
May 14," F. H. Conant, $266 49; use of pig, 75c..

17, J. P. Mead, $3 58; 18th, stranger, $1 40....
18, E. Hawley, $57 80; Norcro33 & Co., $62 00....

Pig, $7 00; G. H. Green, $4 03...

Repairing chairs, $2 70; 30th, Isaac Morse, $21 00 June 2,“ Use of pig, $1 00; call, 25c; onions, 50c..... 2, B. O. Williams, $5 13; 29th, M. Baker, 50c.....

T. Burgess, $31 75; 7th, J. E. Norcross & Co.,

$135 00.. *" 13,"

F. H. Conant, $346 62; 14th, 2 pigs, $20 00....

" E. Hawley, $56 40; 16th, J. W. Howe, pig, $5 od so 18, " C. Allen, $1 18; 20th, use of pig, $1 00......

Repairing chairs, 93c; 25th, use of pig, $100... 46 27, " Repairing chairs, $1 86; E. Hawley, $56 40....

" 27, D. W. Buck, $186 80; 16th, McKenny, rent, $25 00, July 7, " W. King, error, $3 50; 13th, H. L. Pratt, $332 04,

For seats, $20 83; Aug. 20, J. E. Norcross & Co.,

$161 25. .... Aug. 8, " Nelson Comstock & Co.....

8, " E. Hawley, $89 75; 10th, C. Alsdorf, $5 40..... " 10," H. L. Pratt, $369 94; 13th, for hats, $33 15.... * 17,G. H. Green, $5 20; 18th, use of pig, $1 00....

" 22, " C. Allen, $3 20; 30th, KcKenny, rent, $30 00... Sept. 4, G. H. Green, $26 40; 7th, D. W. Buck, $203 04.. 66 22, " Detroit Chair Factory..

E. A. Lynde, $43 20; 27th, E. Hawley, 80 85... " 27, “ F. Stowe & Co., $58 80; E. F. Thompson, $15 23 Oct. 6, J. Kopf, $47 28; 16th, W. King, $3 50....

" 16,J. Kopt, 12c; G. H. Green, $42 07.... 17,Detroit Chair Factory, $429 98...

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Oct. 20, To O. F. Camp, $1 25; 220, E. Hawley, $132 42.... " 27, " Mr. Harrison, $30 00; Nov. 9th, E. Hawley,

$54 91... Nov. 10, " Use of pig, $1 00; 14th, G. H. Green, $26 26...

14," J. I. Mead, shop-work.. 66 14, " J. I. Mead, hats.....

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$8,688 11 Cash from State Treasurer for current

expenses, as per Act No. 187...... $22,000 00
Paid bills not audited, as per last re-
port....

8,524 94

30,524 94

$39,213 05

And credits bimself with amounts paid, to-wit: For provisions... " Clothing

Fuel.
16 Lights
• Bedding..
" Books, printing and stationery.
" Postage.....
" Hospital.

Domestic help..
Night watch...
Salaries of officers and employes*.
Board of Control......
Improvements and repairs.
Furniture

Farm expenses..
Discharge of inmates.
si Incidentals..

$6,371 48
3,297 16

162 50
145 98
186 85
162 69

17 76 265 05 188 14

407 79 5,288 46

302 50
3,416 08

326 97
213 58

84 78
3,162 23

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$39,213 05

*Includes all employes except domestic help.

fIncludes freight, telegraphing, express charges, hay, straw, oats, exchange, soap, qrooms, lumber, and cane and flag, etc., for shops.

DEBIT.

To amount of notes and mortgage, as per last report..

$333 59

CREDIT.

By amount received from J. S, Cory, and charged in

common expense account... By notes and mortgage on hand.

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We are in debt $16,000, arrears of 1865 and 1866. To meet it we require an appropriation as soon as possible. Two years since it was reasonably anticipated that all articles of consumption would decline; our anticipations have not been realized; beef and bread have nearly doubled. We consume at the present time, two bbls. of flour per day; and with the usual increase of inmates, at present prices, it will require $10,000 per annum for the next two years, for the one item of bread. We have been too parsimonius,-a more liberal—not extravagant system in food and clothing, must be adopted. It is not reasonable to expect intellectual progress and moral reformaation, when comfortable food and clothing are not. Thirtyfive thousand dollars will be required for the current expenses of 1867, and a like amount for 1868, including the necessary repairs upon the premises. Respectfully submitted,

J. I. MEAD,

Treasurer.

SUPERINTENDEN'S REPORT.

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Lansing, Nov. 16, 1866. To the Honorable Board of Control of the Michigan State Reform

School:

GENTLEMEN-Permit me to submit the following report of the condition and work of this Institution during year ending Nov. 16, 1866:

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