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The Assessors are appointed by the Government
The Hoard of Equalization consists
State Assessors. It meets at Albany on the first
pose of equalizing the taxes, &c.

STATE GOVERNMENT.    37

State Assessors.—The object of the office is to collect the necessary statistics among the
several counties to enable the Board of Equalization to equalize the State tax among the several
counties, and fix the amount of real and personal estate upon which the State tax shall be levied.


be maintained and employed at the county charge, and that
children at suitable ages should be put out to some useful trade.
An act was accordingly passed Nov. 27,1824, authorizing the
establishment of county poorhouses. In most of the counties
such institutions were established within a few years. They
.were located upon farms, which were designed to be worked, as
far as practicable, by the inmates. The towns in Queens and
^Suffolk counties have mostly town poorhouses, and in these there
are no county establishments of this kind. The county of
Albany supports its poor at the city almshouse.

Statistics of Poorhouses and of the Support

and Senate, and hold office for three years,
of the Commissioners of the Land Office, and the
Tuesday of September of each year, for the pur-

I In most counties a distinction is made between town and
county poor, the former including those who have gained a resi¬
dence ; and this distinction may be made or not, at the option of
the Board of Supervisors. Temporary relief may be extended
in cases where the pauper cannot be removed, or for other
causes satisfactory to the Superintendents. Towns may vote at
town meetings the sum estimated to be necessary for the support
of their own poor.

The following tables and summaries are from the last annual
Report of the Secretary of State:—

of the Poor, for the year ending Dec. 1,1858.



Number of town
paupers relieved
or supported.

i-S

s. 1

III

Expenses connect¬
ed with the county
Poorhouses.

Expenses of ad¬
ministering tem¬
porary relief.

Whole expense of
support of county
and town pau¬
pers for the year
ending December

1,1858.

223

223

$5,879 68

$2,675 41

$8,555 09

• 1,178

3,727 01

8,250 01

11.977 02

219

271

2,725 44

6,136 14

8,861 58

9,393 21

16,968 47

26,361 68

........

3,725

5,094 65

5,846 58

10,941 23

2.850 48

6,513 53

9,364 01

151

103

3,997 33

1.078 19

5,075 52

2,585

3,076 02

6,362 84

9,438 86

12,158 15

12,158 15

172

2,950 52

2,422 61

5,373 13

312

386

3.096 93

2,948 62

6,045 55

15,965 09

300 00

16,265 09

5,915

5,915

35,028 73

20,474 90

55,503 63

223

136

2,695 47

2,273 45

4,968 92

........

56

1,315 79

1,489 11

2,804 90

3,701 44
3,079 68

922 00

4,623 44

66

2,192 46

5,272 14

117

66

3,178 46

250 00

3,428 46

17

400 00

100 00

500 00

4,656

7.399 10

15,219 04

22,618 14

1,015

6,440 95

11,960 67

18,401 62

29,881

146,499 66

32,110 47

178,610 13

48

70

3,564 41

561 26

4,125 67

4,630 62

4.094 01

8,724 63

6,954 37

11.781 23

18,735 60

2,817

4,614

18.432 62

28,815 88

47,248 50

9,680 76

13.330 00

2.3,010 76

110,822

351,152 10

139,731 54

490,883 64

3,687

5,322 80

7,552 98

12,875 78

7,062

13,271 67

31,298 65

44,570 32

1,733

3.538

10,159 82

40,384 84

50,544 66

2,402

6,795 93

7,065 80
10,755 09

13,861 73

1,330

9,288 35

20,043 44

510

3,781 97

4,140 10

7,922 07

2,830

3,330

5,126 74

43,199 99

48,326 73

492

342

4.702 40

3,974 70

8,677 10

1.388 84

2,590 53

3,979 37

381

36

22,303 15

2,287 75

24,590 90

8,578

3,986

16,172 00

30,754 00

46,926 00

1,642

9,457 82

3,496 42

12,954 24

449

636

■ 3.099 07

2.417 21

5,516 28

2,499

6,990 24
7,460 42
7,174 72

13,944 38

20,943 62
7,460 42
9,331 21

206

868

2.156 49

359

297

2,471 70

4,510 44

6,982 14

113

160

3,547 8f

1,400 00

4,947 87
7,938 62

1,164

3,918 89

4,019 73
5,729 07

870

4.420 89

10,149 96

453

225

12,008 79

4,260 00.

16,268 79
7,489 96

296

3,357 03

4,132 93

417

■ 657

3,046 81

6,452 06

9,498 87

49

148

3,271 15

647 5.1

3,918 66

1,191

2,047

6,721 72

9,791 36

16,513 08

1,241 75

2,368 92

3,610 67

2,332

' 4.051 40

6.391 49

10,442 89

666

1,163

8,887 78

8,280 36

17,168 14

61

15,981 09

149 98

16,131 07

70

89

3,416 02

620 22

4.036 24

66

3,162 80

112 69

8,275 49

23,205

207,207

$884,119 78

$607,271 50 I $1,491,391 28


Allegany......

Broome.........

Cattaraugus..

Cayuga.........

Chautauqua...

Chemung......

Chenango......

Clinton.........

Columbia......

Cortland......

Delaware......

Dutchess......

Erie.............

Essex...........

Franklin......

Fulton.........

Genesee........

Greene.........

Hamilton......

Herkimer.....

Jefferson.......

Kings...........

Lewis............

Livingston. ...


Oneida..
Onondaga .
Ontario.;...

Orange......

Orleans ....
Oswego.....


Putnam........

Queens..........

Rensselaer....
Richmond.....

Rockland......

St. Lawrence.

Saratoga.......

Schenectady..

Schoharie......

Schuyler.......

Seneca..........

Steuben........

Suffolk.........

Sullivan.......

Tioga............

Tompkins......

Ulster...........

Warren.........

Washington...

Wayne.........

Westchester..

Wyoming.....

Yates............


Total..


Counties.

Monroe........

Montgomery..
New York.....

Acres of land at¬
tached to Poor-
house.

Estimated value
of Poorhouse es¬
tablishments.

Value of labor of
paupers.

Weelcly expenses
of each person.
1

Number of county
paupers relieved
j or supported.

183

$10,000 00

$250 00

$1 02

243

130

8,000 00

200 00

59

1.335

200

6,500 00

200 00

1 12

160

96

20,000 00

800 00

83

2,778

171.8

12,000 00

2,524 00

787

4,106

175

13,000 00

894

245

172

5,000 00

449 76

72

109

90

3,000 00

250 00

89

2,738

204J

35,000 00

1,000 00

1 09

565

118

6,800 00

180 00

72

250

200

5,000 00

250 00

90

136

106

15,000 00

1 00

1,771

154

49,091 00

3,500 00

70

1,292

100

4,500 00

200 00

1 00

44

162

4,639 75

200 00

42

84

' 86

8.000 00

112

134

8,000 00

500 00

662

175

130

10,000 00

600 00

685

97

21

65

10,000 00

742 90

1 10

4,908

107

14,000 00

500 00

76

1,464

400,000 00

1,500 00

2 22

37,730

59

3,500 00

200 00

93

126

118

172

18,000 00
16,500 00
40,375 16

700 00

74

1 035

286

134

350 00

70

2,858

150

7,500 00

400 00

1 637

1,063

120

12,000 00

1,000 00

81

3,980

150

8,100 00

1 00

8.102

36i

16,000 00

1,380 00

915

2,460

212

21,200 00

700 00

68

2,753

267

25,000 00

1,500 00

985

1,679

107

10,113 75

375 00

1 07

865

60

4,350 00

500 00

1 14

747

170

15,350 00

42

63

196

10,000 00

300 00

58

555

144

29,000 00

500 00

1 48

966

125

21,000 00

800 00'

1 45

1,881

47

11,000 00
7,200 00

700 00

805

384

130

500 00

737

2,931

200

6,000 00

300 00

94

505

113

8,000 00

128 00

94

403

110

5,000 00

100 00

77

57

144

126|

16,000 00

300 00

855

1,535

1,175

200

10,000 00

275 00

1 00

1 00

56

100

1,500 00

200 00

83

350

60

6,000 00

750 00

84

240

100

6,000 00

500 00

72

99

140

9,000 00

500 00

70

1,280

200

2,500 00

100 00

49

82

174

12,000 00

755 00

50

2,629

193

7,620 00

325 00

1 275

1,335

165

35,500 00

1,150 00

1 018

1,312

111

5,000 00

150 00

801

170

123

5,500 00

200 00

96

65

7,208.8

$1,059,339 66

$29,484 66

$ 90.5

103,499


During the year 1858, 38,582 were admitted, 38,400 were dis¬
charged, 1,007 absconded, 849 were born, 2,584 died, and 646 were
bound out.

Supported in Poorhouse.—Males, 6,219; Females, 7,203; total,
13,422. Foreigners, 6,503; Lunatics, 1,838; Idiots, 437; Mutes,

36. Temporarily Relieved.—Foreigners, 58,709; Lunatics, 2,408;
Idiots, 595; Mutes, 52.



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