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BOARD OF TRUSTEES
IOWA SOLDIERS' ORPHANS' HOME
AND HOME FOR INDIGENT CHILDREN.
SEPTEMBER 30, 1881.
PRINTED BY ORDER OF THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY.
F. M. MILLS, STATE PRINTER.
To the Nineteenth General Assembly of the State of Iowa:
THE Trustees of the Iowa Soldiers' Orphans' Home and Home for Indigent Children, in pursuance of law, here with submit their eighth biennial report, embracing a period of two years, ending September 30, 1881, and respectfully ask your consideration of the same. We also call your attention to the report of Superintendent Pierce for a full and detailed statement of the management. The work done by him and his assistants, has been thorough, practical, and for the best interests of the children.
The good health of the children may be attributed to the mutual efforts of Physician, Superintendent and Matron, to good and substantial food in abundance, regularity of meals, regular outdoor exercise, the older ones assisting in doing all kinds of work, periodical bathings, and wholesome family government. For a more detailed statement we refer you to the report of the Physician in charge, Dr. W. F. Peck.
Herewith submitted you find a concise statement of the receipts and disbursements during the biennial period. Duplicate vouchers for all disbursements are forwarded to the executive office.
There are thirty-four counties represented. For a more detailed statement we refer you to the report of the Superintendent.