Monday 25th April 1887

The weekly meeting of the committee of management of the Immigrants Aid Society was held on Friday in the hospital division, St. Kilda road.

Present-Messrs J. Loudon, , J. Carson, T. G. Johnson, Allred Woolley, and G. Baker, who occupied the chair. The superintendent reported the state of the house to be as follows, viz: - Number remaining last week, 624; admitted since, 44; discharged, 21; died, 3 (John Ford, 97 years, native of Crew- kerne, England ; Thomas Chatterton, 76, native of Derbyshire: Mary Ann Sundford, 57 native of Dublin); Still remaining inmates,141.

The nightly average number of casual cases relieved during the week was 19 males and 2 females ; 63 meals were granted to unem- ployed men during the week Outdoor relief was given to two families, or nine indi- viduals, on presenting the relief cards of the society. The following donations were thankfully acknowledged, viz :- Lady .Loch, one pair vases for the female hospital ward ; the Bakers Society, a large quantity of bread, including one loaf weighing 43lb: Mr.. Lewis, inspector of fish markets, five baskets of fish.

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