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. THE

FIRST ANNUAL REPORT

OF THE

ASSOCIATION OF DELEGATES

FROM THE

BENEVOLENT SOCIETIES

OF. BOSTON.

READ AND ACCEPTED OCTOBER 13, 1835.

TO WHICH IS ADDED

THE CONSTITUTION OF THE ASSOCIATION,

BOSTON, 1. R. BUTTS, NO. 2, SCHOOL STREET.

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FIRST ANNUAL REPORT

OF THE

ASSOCIATION OF DELEGATES

FROM THE

BENEVOLENT SOCIETIES

OF BOSTON.

READ AND ACCEPTED OCTOBER 13, 1835.

TO WHICH IS ADDED

THE CONSTITUTION OF THE ASSOCIATION,

BOSTON, * I. R. BUTTS, NO. 2, SCHOOL STREET.

The Notes given with this Report were not read to the Association. It is hoped, however, that they will not be thought an unsuitable appendage.

REPORT,

The committee appointed by the Association of Delegates from the Benevolent Societies of Boston, to report upon the doings, objects and principles of the Association, would respectfully state ;—that in a recurrence to the past year, - the first of its operations, — the Association has cause for very grateful acknowledgments to God, in view of the success with which its plans and efforts have been crowned. Twenty-six Societies are represented in the Association. Of these, however, two are for the support of infant schools, and two are especially for the employment of the female poor. Of the remaining twenty-two, whose objects are the collection and distribution of alms, twenty have made reports to the Association, of the names and residences of the poor whom they have visited and assisted, and generally of the kind and amount of the assistance given, and of the character and claims of those whom they have visited. In a book prepared for the purpose, these names are all entered in an alphabetical order, so that reference may in a moment be had to any pame; and in connexion with each name, it may be seen at a glance by what societies any individual, or family, was assisted from October of the last year, till nearly the

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