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15,000.00 To amount received from all sources.....

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April. By paid Superintendent Hale.....
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July. By paid Superintendent Hale.....

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July By paid Superintendent Hale..... $ 650.00
Sept. By paid Superintendent Hale..... 670.00
Oct. By paid Superintendent Hale..... 670.00

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REPORT

OF TAK

SUPERINTENDENT OF THE HOME AT DAVENPORT.

TO THE HONORABLE BOARD OF TRUSTEES OF THE Iowa SOLDIERS'

ORPHANS' HOME :

Gentlemen :-Called upon by you to take charge of the Davenport Home, I entered upon my duties on the first day of December, 1867, and have the honor to report that I found two hundred and sixty-five dollars and one cent cash on hand; and outstanding debts amounting to six thousand nine hundred and fifty-four dollars and one cent ($6,954.01).

There were reported as inmates of this Home, Nov. 4th, 1867, five hundred and forty-one (541) children. Between that period and the 4th of November, 1869, there were admitted one hundred and sixtyfive (165), making a total of seven hundred and six (706). Of that number, there have been honorably discharged, or removed by parents or guardians, 270; ran away, 18; * died, 13; total, 301. So that there are, at the present time, four hundred and five (405) of Iowa soldiers' orphans being fed, clothed, educated, and kindly cared for, in such a manner as to reflect credit on the generosity of the State. They are from the several counties, as follows:

*One of this number died while at his home during vacation, being well when he left us.

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Of this number there are :

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Girls.....

209 196-405

The average attendance from November 4th, 1867, to November 4th, 1869, was 515 1-2.

The average of those remaining November 4th, 1869, is 10 3-4 years. The oldest inmate is 17 years old, süd the youngest 2.

There are 7 over 16 years of age, and 9 under five. The whole number of children that have received the benefits of this institution since its organization is 971.

The number of employees is fifty-five (55) as follows:

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In kitchen, 1 manager and 6 assistants.
In dining-hall, 1 manager.
In sewing-room, 1 manager and 4 assistants.
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It will be seen, from the following financial statements, that the total receipts for the Home from Nov. 4th, 1867, to Nov. 4th, 1869, were $134,305.54; and the total expenditures were $134,293.57; leaving a balance on hand, Nov. 4th, 1869, of $11.97.

The receipts for the Home from Nov. 4th, 1867, to Dec. 1st, 1867,

were:

From John A. Parvin, Treasurer.
From other sources....

$4,479.72

87.38

Total ....

$4,567.10

And the purchases for the same period were.. 8,922.30
Amount of debts outstanding, Nov. 4, 1867.. 2,598.81

Total.......

11,521.11

Leaving debts outstanding, Dec. 1st, 1867,

amounting to...

$6,954.01

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