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Martin Clark, of Ann Arbor, and others, we are under obliga tions for repeated donations of periodicals, pamplets, papers, &c.

We would acknowledge our obligation to Prof. Solomons for a juvenile concert, given in one of the halls of the Institution, and to the proprietors of the “Model of Solomon's Tem. ple," for free admission to that interesting and instructive exbibition.

To Messrs. Roberts & Hillhouse, of Kalamazoo, we are in. debted for two valuable engravings richly framed, a contribution to the green house, and other favors.

Mr. S. Farmer, of Detroit, has recently presented to the In. stitution a large and elegantly mounted map of the States of Iowa, Wisconsin and Michigan, and other issues of the well known map publishing firm of which he is a member.

Mr. J. McMurray, ornamental plasterer, of this village, has placed in the ladies' convalescent hall several finely executed busts, vases aud brackets.

Dr. Hitchcock, of Kalamazoo, has presented several interesting relics from the battle-fields,

We would especially thank the following publishers who have gratuitously furnished their papers, and would again as. sure them that their weekly issues are no where more anxiously looked for, eagerly read, or more highly appreciated: • John A. Kerr & Co., Lansing State Republican, Lansing; W. W. Woolnough, Battle Creek Journal, Battle Creek; Seaman & Cole, Ann Arbor Journal, Ann Arbor; George A. Fitch & Co., Kalaniazoo Telegraph, Kalamazoo; Volney Hascall, Kala. mazoo Gazette, Kalamazoo; Olney & Curtiss, Christian Herald, Kalamazoo; Samuel Rhoades, Friends' Review, Philadelphia.

By the kindness of Rob. Morris and J. Adams Allen, LL. D., editors, the members of the Fraternity in the Institution, have the pleasure of regularly receiving the Voice of Ma sonry,” a monthly magazine of special interest to them.

Religious services have been held by our Chaplain, Prof. Putnam, as regularly as circumstances have permitted.

are obliged to use one of the wards for the purpose, the exercises have been omitted whenever the occurrence of severe ill. ness has rendered it necessary. To question the beneficial effects of religious worship in such an institution, would be to attempt to set limits to the efficacy of religion itself; the pleasure afforded to our household, and the general acceptability of the services, is made evident by the uniformly close attention given. The construction of the chapel is anxiously looked forward to. The association of a place dedicated to Divine wor. ship and its architectural adaptation to the purpose will naturally give greater interest and efficiency to the devotional exercises.

The condition of the Institution at your repeated visits, the gratifying results of treatment we are enabled to report, and the general harmony pervading the establishment, sufficiently attest to the character of our employees and their strict de. votion to duty. Mr. and Mrs. Morgan, in the store and house. keeping department, bave faithfully and ably discharged the important duties entrusted to them. Mr. Turnbull, as engineer, Mr. Henika, as carpenter, Mr. Joseph Dunkley, as launderer, have served most efficiently since the opening of the Asylum. In addition to collecting, superintending the washing, and returning of 277,812 articles of clothing, or an average of 2,671 pieces per week, Mr. Dunkley has lately bad charge of the green house also, the condition of which gives evidence of bis taste and skill as an horticulturist. As would be naturally expected, a few have been unfaithful, but it gives me great pleasure, to feel myself justified in regarding our corps of attendants and assistants as a superior one, and entitled to the highest commendation. It is but just to say, that our success and entire immunity from the dread accidents which must sometimes occur in such an establishment, is largely due to the hearty co-operation of those who have toiled with us.

You own observation and close acquaintance with the operations of the Institution, make it unnecessary to refer to the manner in which the officers associated with me have discharged their respective duties. It is pleasant, however, to have this opportunity of expressing my high appreciation of the zeal and efficiency, both of Dr. Tyler and Mr. Moutague, and I should be doing injustice to my own feelings to allow it. to pass unimproved.

In conclusion, gentlemen, accept my thanks for your kind and cordial support in the superintendence of the lostitution, and for your patient consideration and prompt action in all matters brought to your notice. Very respectfully submitted.


Medical Superintendente


The following forms, which are appended for the information of county officers and others, will explain themselves: To the Superintendent of the Michigan Asylum for the Insane :

SIR-In accordance with the provisions of an Act approved February 14, 1859, you are hereby authorized and directed to receive..... an insane person of the town of........ in the county of........ provide for him as may be necessary, and charge the expenses of the same to the county of....

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| Before........ an alleged indigent insane person, Judge of Probate, &c. Application having been made to me by........of the town of........ in the county of ........for an examination into the mental state and condition, and alleged indigence of........of the said town of......... under the provisions of Sec. 24 of an act entitled “An act to organize the Michigan Asylum for the Insane," approved February 14, 1859, and amendments thereto, I have accordingly taken the depositions of ....... and..... two respectable physicians, who depose before me that the said insane, and a proper subject for medical treatment, and I have also, in the presence of.... ...Prosecuting Attorney, taken the depositions of. ...credible witnesses, touching the indigence of said...... and fully investigated the facts in the case.

Now, therefore, I do adjudge and certify that it satisfactorily appears to me from said depositions, that the insane, and that he has no estate of any kind, either in possession or held by any person in trust for him, sufficient for the support of himself and his family under the visitation of insanity as aforesaid; and I hereby order that the said..... be admitted into the Michigan Asylum for the Insane, and supported there at the expense of said county of......... until he shall be restored to soundness of mind if effected within two years, and until removed by the order of the Board of Supervisors, in pursuance of, and under the provisions of said act and amendments thereto. Dated.....

Judge of Probate, &c. The act, under the provisions of which this order is drawn, is intended to secure the benefits of the Institution to a class, by far more numerous than any other in this State, who, though possessed of some property, find it insufficient to meet the expenses of private maintenance, and at the same time have a feeling of delicacy in seeking admission by an order from the superintendents of the poor The law evidently contemplates that these orders be granted in cases of such a character, that recovery, or at least very decided improvement may reasonably be expected. When otherwise, it is better that application for an order of admission be made to the superintendents of the poor, who are at liberty to ask a partial reimbursement if they deem it just to do so, upon the same principle that "relief” is usually granted. When an individual, absolutely a

. pauper, becomes insane, it is made obligatory upon the superintendents of the poor to secure to him the advantages of treatment in the Asylum; when the incurability of such a patient is determined, the case is in their hands for such disposal as they deem best.

The Trustees would not presume to dictate to county officers the manner in which patients be brought to the Asylum, but would suggest that whenever admissible, some immediate friend accompany them. In the case of a female, for instance, it is much better, for reasons obvious enough, that she be placed, if circumstances allow, in the care of her husband, or some relative, rather than in the custody of the sheriff or a constable.

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