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may do the furniture and other property of said hospital, and for reasonable charges in case of elopement, and funeral charges in case of death. Payment to be made quarterly, and at the time of removal, with interest on each bill from and after the time it becomes due. Witness our hands this
A. D. 187 Principal. , Surety.
Patients will be received into the hospital at any time, if the following conditions are complied with :
If the patient is in indigent circumstances, and has no settlement in any town in the Commonwealth, the Probate Court, or, if in the city of Boston, the Superior Court, will issue a warrant for the commitment of the patient to the hospital. The State will then pay the cost of support, and the county from which the patient is sent will pay the expenses of the commitment.
If the patient is in indigent circumstances, and has a settlement in any town in the Commonwealth, the Overseers of the Poor of that town may give a bond for the support of the patient. Or, when this is inconvenient, an application may be made to the Probate Court of the county where the patient resides, and a warrant will be issued for the commitment of the patient to the hospital, and the town willøbe held responsible for the support of the patient.
In all other cases, a bond from responsible persons, as principal and surety, will be required for the expenses of the patient while in the hospital.
In all cases, before admission to the hospital, two physicians, one of whom shall be the family physician, must certify that the patient is insane.
All necessary clothing must be supplied by the friends of the patient.
Clothing will be supplied at the hospital, if desirable, and charged in the bills of cost.
Damages done to the furniture and other property to the amount of fifty dollars may also be charged.
Reasonable charges will be made in case of elopement, and funeral charge in case of death.
All bills are collected by the Treasurer quarterly, or interest charged on the same after becoming due.
Bills become due on the first of January, April, July and October, and when the patient leaves the hospital.
THE STATE LUNATIC HOSPITAL, WORCESTER, MASS.,
Latitude, 42° 16' 17" N.; Longitude, 71° 48' 13'' W.
Elevation, 528 feet.
EXPLANATION.-The force of the wind is estimated upon a scale of 10, and indicated by figure
affixed to the letters denoting the direction. When no number is affixed, 1 is meant.