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House Committee on Asylums - 14th R.S. (1874)

Committee Members
Samuel Chambliss, Chair
Decimus et Ultimus Barziza
Gerald Alexander Foote
Ira Sadler
Felix Ezell Smith
John D. Stephens
William Amos Wortham
Charges
• Investigate books and accounts and to inquire into the general condition of the Deaf and Dumb Asylum.*
• Investigate books and accounts and to inquire into the general condition of the Institute for the Blind.*
• Investigate the condition of the Lunatic Asylum.*
• Send for books, papers, and such witnesses that they may deem proper for a thorough investigation of said asylums; and take all testimony under the same rules that are prescribed for courts of justice in such cases made and prevailed.*

Note:
Appointed by Speaker 1/19/1874, pursuant to resolution by Chambliss; Foote and Barziza added 1/26/1874 and committee made a standing committee of the House (House Journal, 14th R.S., pp. 20, 22, 28, 38; resolution offered 1/22/1874 and laid under the table; later taken up and adopted on 1/26/1874).

* This represents an abstract of the report contents. Charge text is incomplete or unavailable.

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