Chap. 0088 An Act making appropriations for the expenses of the state almshouses; the hospital at rainsford island ; the support and relief of state lunatic paupers ; the reform school at westborough and the nautical BRANCn thereof ; and for other purposes.
Be it enacted, Sfc, as follows:
Section 1. The sums hereinafter mentioned are appropriated to be paid out of the treasury of the Commonwealth, from the ordinary revenue, for the purpose of meeting the current expenses of the institutions hereinafter named, and for other purposes, during the year ending December thirty-first, eighteen hundred and sixty-six, to wit:
charitable.
For the state almshouse at Tewksbury, a sum not exceeding seventy thousand dollars.
For the state almshouse at Monson, a sum not exceeding forty-five thousand dollars.
For the state almshouse at Bridgewater, a sum not exceeding forty-three thousand dollars.
For the hospital at Rainsford Island, a sum not exceeding twenty-five thousand dollars.
For the department of the general agent of the board of state charities, a sum not exceeding two thousand dollars.
For the travelling expenses of the members and secretary of the board of state charities, a sum not exceeding one thousand dollars.
For the support and relief of state lunatic paupers in state hospitals, a sum not exceeding ninety thousand dollars.
For the transportation of state paupers, to be expended by the board of state charities, a sum not exceeding eight thousand dollars: provided, the same shall be expended only in the transportation of state paupers from the several hospitals and almshouses; and a detailed report of such expenditures shall be rendered to the auditor of the Commonwealth, on the first day of every month.
For the transportation of state patipers to almshouses, a sum not exceeding five hundred dollars.
For the support of state paupers by the cities and towns, a sum not exceeding fifteen thousand dollars.
For the burial of state paupers, a sum not exceeding three thousand dollars.
For the expenses of coroners' inquests, a sum not-exceeding one thousand dollars.
For expenses incurred on account of Indians, a sum not exceeding three thousand dollars, viz.: to the guardian of the Troy Indians, for their support, a sum not exceeding eight hundred dollars, and for the salary of said guardian, the sum of one hundred dollars; to the guardian of the Dudley Indians, for their support, a sum not exceeding one thousand dollars, and for the salary of said guardian, one hundred dollars ; and to the treasurer of the Marshpee Indians, for the support of certain old state paupers, a sum not exceeding-two hundred dollars.
For pensions, a sum not exceeding five hundred dollars.
To the state almshouse loan sinking fund for the redemption of scrip, the sum of six thousand dollars.
For the Perkins' institution and Massachusetts asylum for the blind, the sum of sixteen thousand dollars.
For the Massachusetts school for idiotic and feeble-minded youth, the sum of nine thousand dollars.
For the support of Massachusetts beneficiaries in the asylum for deaf and dumb at Hartford, the sum of eighteen thousand one hundred dollars.
For the-annuities due from the Commonwealth, incurred by the acceptance of the bequests of the late Martha Johonnot, a sum not exceeding one thousand seven hundred and forty dollars.
For the removal of persons becoming a public charge, not authorized to be removed by existing laws, a sum not exceeding one thousand dollars.
For expenses attending the management of cases of settlement and bastardy, in eighteen hundred and sixty-six and previous years, a sum not exceeding three thousand dollars.
reformatory and correctional.
For expenses of the state prison, a sum not exceeding eighty-five thousand dollars.
For expenses of the state reform school for boys at West-borough, a sum not exceeding fifty thousand dollars, said sum to be expended solely for the current expenses of said institution; and no money appropriated by this act shall be expended by the trustees of said school for the erection of new buildings.
For the current expenses of the nautical branch of the state reform school, a sum not exceeding fifty thousand dollars.
For the current expenses of the state industrial school for girls at Lancaster, a sum not exceeding twenty thousand dollars.
For expenses incurred in the arrest of fugitives from justice, a sum not exceeding one thousand dollars.
For the salary of an agent for the relief of discharged convicts, a sum not exceeding eight hundred dollars; and for the expenditures of said agent, a sum not exceeding one thousand dollars.
For the salary of the constable of the Commonwealth, the sum of twenty-five hundred dollars.
For the compensation of the state police, a sum not exceeding fifty-five thousand dollars.
For clerical and incidental expenses of the constable of the Commonwealth, a sum not exceeding twenty-five hundred dollars, which shall be allowed and paid.
For rent, fuel and lights for the office of the constable of the Commonwealth, a sum not exceeding twelve hundred and fifty dollars; and for fitting up and furnishing the same, a sum not exceeding six hundred dollars, which shall be allowed and paid.
For travelling expenses of the state police, a sum not exceeding twenty-five hundred dollars.
From the appropriations for expenses of the state almshouses at Tewksbury, Monson and Bridgewater, and of the reform school for boys at Westborough, the nautical branch thereof, and of the industrial school for girls, there may be paid to each, in advance, a sum not exceeding one thousand dollars, to be accounted for to the state auditor in the monthly settlements of said institutions; and all sums received by said institutions from cities, towns or individuals, for the support of the inmates, or for articles sold, shall be paid into the treasury of the Commonwealth, except that so much as shall be received from the manufacture of shoes at the Tewksbury almshouse, may be re-invested for that purpose.
For the purchase of a burglar-proof safe for the office of the treasurer, a sum not exceeding one thousand dollars, which shall be allowed and paid.
military.
For expenses of the paymaster's department, a sum not exceeding twelve thousand six hundred dollars.
Section 2. This act shall take effect upon its passage.
Approved March 20, 1866.