The Roman Catholic Orphan Asylum has been already described among the Roman Catholic institutions.

The Orphan’s Rome Asylum, of the Roman Catholic Holy Trinity Church, (Graham avenue, near Montrose, E. D.), under the charge of the Sisters of St. Dominic, supports forty children, and receives no state aid. Its property is valued at $47,955.

The Brooklyn Howard Colored Orphan Asylum, of Weeksville, Ralph avenue, corner of Pacific street), supports between fifty and sixty children and has no state aid.


The Brooklyn Association for Improving the Condition of the Poor (162 Joraleman street), was formed March 26, 1844; and its first officers were Seth Low, president; C. P. Smith, John Greenwood, Henry C. Murphy, William Rockwell, Henry N. Conklin vice president; Abraham Halsey, treasurer; James How, recording secretary ; and Stephan Crowell, corresponding secretary and general agent. The presidents of the society, up to the present time, have been Seth Low, 1843-52; John H. Brower, pro tem, Stephen Crowell, 1854-56 ;,George Hall, 1857-62; R. W. Ropes, 1863-8. The general agents, during the same period have been, Stephen Crowell, 1843-52; Samuel G. Arnold, 1853; Luther Eames, 1854-60; Rev. Samuel Bayliss, from 1861 to the present time. This association aims to improve the condition of the poor, morally as well as physically, by relieving their immediate necessities, and by giving them such advice, relief or encouragement as the several cases seem to require. Accordingly, it usually excludes from its benefits those of intemperate or confirmed vicious or indolent habits; those who, from disease, imbecility, old age or other causes, are likely to be permanently dependent (such persons will be better cared for in various public institutions), as well as such who are, or ought to be provided for by relatives, churches or other associations with which they may be connected ; recent emigrants (who properly come under the care of the commissioners of emigration), and those whose long continued poverty render them unquestionably fit subjects for the superintendents of the poor. In fact, it aims to confine its labors, as nearly as possible, to those whose poverty is caused by temporary reverses, which they may rise above, and those whose condition way be elevated by judicious assistance and advice. The society has no permanent fund, but depends entirely upon annual contributions. The collections are

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