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Howard Colored Orphan Asylum, Brooklyn

This institution was established in 1866, as a home for the children of destitute freedmen coming north, and for over two years it was maintained by the "National Freedman's Bureau." It was incorporated, under the general law, September 7th, 1868, since which its benefactions have been extended to colored orphan and destitute children, without reference to locality. Its location is on Pacific street, near Ralph avenue in the eastern part of the city.

The buildings in use are held under lease. they consist of three single story wooden cottages, adjoining, and they will accommodate about forty inmates. they have recently been repaired, and are comfortable, but are not fully adequate for the purposes to which they are applied.

The institution, since its incorporation, has been sustained by private benefactions; but application for State aid was made the past year. its personal property is estimated to be worth $1,000; but it has no permanent resources. The receipts for the past year were $2,655, and the expenditures $3,924.50.

The affairs of the institution are controlled by colored citizens, and it is under the immediate charge of a colored matron. Since its incorporation, one hundred and twenty children have been admitted, over half of whom, it was stated, have been placed in families in the city, or sent to situations in the country. Fifty-five were supported the past year, and thirty were remaining October 1st.

The institution was visited September 21st, and its affairs appeared to be as ell managed as practicable, with its limited means.

* source: Board of State Commissioners of Public Charities of the State of New York, 1870; Argus Company, Printers, Albany, p. 74 * transcribed & submitted by Linda Conpenelis Schmidt, 12 July 2007.

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