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OF THE

TRUSTEES AND SUPERINTENDENT

OF THE

IOWA REFORM SCHOOL

SITUATED IN LEE COUNTY,

TO THE

GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF THE STATE.

LIST OF OFFICERS AND ESTIMATE OF VALUE OF PROPERTY.

NOVEMBER, 1869.

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

[No 19.)

REPORT OF THE TRUSTEES.

TO THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF THE STATE OF Iowa:

Agreeably to section 8 of the act establishing a “Reform School

« for javenile offenders,” approved March 31st, 1868, the Trustees of said School submit their first “report on the condition of the institution,” from its commencement to Nov. 1st, 1869.

On the 28th day of April, 1868, the trustees met on the premises designated in section 22 of said act, as “White's Iowa Manual Labor Institute,” and proceeded, hy lot, to determine the length of time that each Trustee was to serve, which resulted as follows: M. A. Dashiell and J. D. Ladd drew the short term, for two years ; I. T. Gibson and E. 0. Clemans drew the term for four years ; and J. A. Parvin and W. J. Moir drew the long term, for six years. The Board appointed J. A. Parvin, President, M. A. Dashiell, Secretary, and I. T. Gibson, Treasurer. By-laws and rules were enacted for the regulation of the Board and the institution, and the board leased, from the trustees of “White's Iowa Manual Labor Institute,” the tract of land owned by them, with the appartenances, for a term of ten years, but to be declared null and void at any time, when the Trustees of the Reform School shall elect so to do.

Copies of the by-laws and lease are attached to this report, marked A and B respectively. The property leased consists of a tract of about 1,400 acres of excellent land, part of it improved, with several small tenernents for farmers, and the Institute building with the walls up and roof on. The Trustees appointed a committee (Messrs. Gibson and Ladd) to advertise for bidders, and to contract with the lowest responsible bidder to finish the house. The contract was given to Clark & Haddock, who made such progress with the work, that on the 21st day of September, 1868,

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