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The receipts of the Home for the year ending October 31, 1869, were as follows:

To balance due Home......
To received of J. Myer, appropriation......
To received of J. Myer, special appropriation............
To received, donations...
To received from sales.

$ 3,148.68 33,626.38 17,000.00

171.50 273.27

Total ..

$54,219 83

.......

The disbursements for the same period, were:

Paid for improvements and repairs.......
Paid for furniture, crockery, and cutlery ....
Paid for clothing and furnishing ....
Paid for groceries and provisions..
Paid for fuel and light......
Paid for medicine.....
Paid for books and stationery..
Paid for salaries
Paid for stock and implements.....
Paid for special appropriation, new home building
Paid for incidentals..........
Paid for balance due Home.....

$ 8,596.48

1,177.50 4,787.39 10,316.09 1,876,75

434.95 450.33 6,871.41

375.20 16,836.13 1,471.98 1,025.62

.....

Total.........

$54,219.83

I desire to call attention to the generosity of the I. O. R. R. Co., which conveys the children free, at vacation, to and from the station nearest their homes. They also ship articles donated free of charge. The D. and S. W. R. R. Co., and N. W. R. R. Co., also give the children free transportation.

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The following donations have been received in cash and goods : S. S., North Grove...

$ 2.85 G. A. R., Ackley..

87.75 G. A. R., Hampton....

45.00 Mrs. M. A. Carter..

200.00 Young Ladies' Aid Society, Vinton.

14.00 Union League, Peru Tp., Dubuque county..

17.00 Fayette County Soldiers' Orphans' Home Society.... 19.50 Fayette County S. O. H. Society (in cloth)...

20.00 Friends of the Home....

4.00 A. B. Society, with characteristic liberality, in answer

to the effort of their agent, Rev. Wm. Chambers,

donated two hundred and fifty testaments, value.. 25.00 C. A. Metcalf, of Dubuque, donated children's hats, value...

40.00 The editors and publishers of the following named newspapers and periodicals have sent them to the address of the Home grataitously :

Dubuque Daily Times.
Iowa State Register.
Western Soldiers' Friend, ten copies.
Vinton Eagle.
Bucbanan County Bulletin.
Cedar Rapids Times.
West Union Gazette.
American Eureka.
Delaware County Union,
Hamilton Freeman.
Humboldt County True Democrat.
Iowa City Republican.
Franklin Reporter.
Waterloo Courier.
Cedar Falls Gazette.
Iowa Homestead.
Eldora Ledger.
Jesenp Recorder.

Hampton Free Press.
Iowa School Journal.
Annals of Iowa.
Monthly Records of the Five Points House of Industry, N. Y.
The foregoing is respectfully submitted.

OF THE

IOWA SOLDIERS'

ORPHANS' HOME,

FOR THE TWO YEARS ENDING NOV. 1, 1869.

TO THE

THIRTEENTH GENERAL ASSEMBLY.

DES MOINES:
F. M. MILLS, STATE PRINTER.

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