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The following is a list of the names of convicts discharged the past year, together with the place of conviction, crime, &c. It is believed it will be found highly useful hereafter annually to publish the names of those discharged from the prison, with such facts as are inserted in the following table, to wit:
HEIGHT. COMPL. WHEN CONVICTED. WHERE CONVICTED
Aspland, Arthur 265 3
aug'st 21, 1839, Chittenden County Budden, James 515 8 1.8
June 28, 37, Orleans Breevort, Isaac 8015 8 1-2
34, Addison Cleinent, Francis 335 2 5-8 d
36,1 « Cole, Joseph 435 8
36, Chilienden Cronk, John 2215 9 3-4
Decem 20 33, Addisin Doyle, Alex. 155 11-2 light
38, Franklm Deere, Wm. Y. 195
36, Windsor Goodenow, Ephraim 6815
June 23, 35, Orleans Gilman, David 285 91-4 dark
33, Harvey, James 42 5 5 3
34. Chittenden Harrington, Robert 23 5 10 light June
37, Windsor Hazletine, Dwight 595 8 7
86 Sept. 15, 37, Windham Hoyt, Edward 245 2 3 4 5
April 16, 38, " Jennings, John 195 5 1-2 dark Sept. 19, 35, Rutland Judd, Gev. H. 25 5 3 3-4 sandy March 5, 35, Orange Hill, Francis 58 5 3 3-4 light Sepi, 21, S8, Rutland Kendall, Elisha 486 5-8 dark June
36, Addison Lake, Abijah 295 10 flight Decem 27, 82.1. Lillius, Michael 45'5 7 3-4 dark Jure
95, Windsor Morse, Henry 505 5 mulaito Sept. 33 Rutland Merrill, Charles 285 9 light Sept. 21, 36, Wirdham Mossie, David 275 4
Aug'st 26, 37 Chittenden “ O'Niel, Dennis 25 5 4 3-4
June 4, 35 Windsor
Sept. 21, 38 Rutland
23 5 11 1-4 Sept. 25, 35 Bennington Smith, Charles 175 51-8 light Tan'y 8, 35, Orleans Spalding, Daniel 19 5 8 1-8
March 31, 36. Chittenden Stevens, George W. 21 5 4 3-4 dark Sept. 23, 36, Franklin Thompson, Isaac 25 5 10 1-4 “ Decem 20, 33, Addison Willson, John 56' 5 7 3-8 light June 17, 37, " Williams, James 27 5 9 1.2 dark
April 23, 36, Franklin Walker, Julius A.
21 5 5 1-2 " Decem 11, 37, Bennington Willson, Henry 245 10 3-4 light June 13, 38, Windsor Billings, Luther A. 24 5 5 1-4! " June 26, 38, Orange
Whole number discharged during the year, viz:
remission of " . . . . . 10
death . The Present number of convicts in the prison is viz: Americans . . . . . 09_86
Foreigners : White males
si . . Colored 2
second " . . . . . 1
. . . . 1
1-33 There is a small diminution in the number of prisoners, compared with last year. The number on the first of Oct. 1838, being 91. 'Decrease 5.
T'he moral condition of the prison, is shown by the chaplain's report which is appended.
The exceedingly small nimber of recommitments, for the past year, is the best evidence that can be offered to prove the salutary influence of the restraints iroposed by a well regulated prison discipline. Aided by the benevolent spirits of the age, it is confidently believed, that if proper means were afforded, such a system of instruction might be adopted as would eflectually ensure the ultimate reformation of a great majority of the younger convicts.
The improvement of the prison buildings is a subject interesting to the state, and highly important to the interests of the institution. A committee, appointed at the last session of the Legislature, have examined the premises, and will recommend some important alterations and additions to the buildings, which are much wanted ; and would, if accomplished, add much to the convenience and beauty of the establishment. I, therefore, indulge the hope that the General Assembly will be disposed to favor the proposed improvements.
I cannot forbear again to remark that the salary of the chaplain is inadequate to the services required, and which have for some time been performed by that officer. Sirict justice, therefore, requires that an addition should be made to his pay, and the salary permanently increased for the future,
To the fidelity and vigilance of the keeper, and other officers employed, I am much indebied for the preservation of that good order, industry, and submission, which has prevailed in an uncommon degree, during the last year; and rendered the infliction of any punishment within the prison for disobedience or insolence, a matter of rare occurrence.
It is also highly gratifying, again to state, that the contractor, Mr Hubbard, has promptly and honorably discharged his obligations to the state, and thus far has furnished the necessary supplics for the support of the prison to my entire satisfaction. All which is respectfully submitted,
MILTON BROWN, Sup’r.
REPORT OF THE CHAPLAIN.
To Hon. Milton Brown, SUPERINTENDANT.
Sir:-1 submit to you another annual report of the moral interests of this prison, with the warmest feelings of gratitude to our kind and merciful benefactor, whose superintending providence has brought us along through another year, in the enjoyment of an unusual degree of good health, and ordinary prosperity.
Though we have not witnessed, as I most ardently desired, any.epecial outpouring of the spirit of God, amongst the prisoners, yet, I am happy to say, that we have been in a good degree successful in our elforts, for the benefit of this unfortunate class of our fellow men, for the year past. It is true, there has been no satisfactory instance of conversion among them, but there have been, and are still, a number who are serious, and who appear desirous to find redemption in the blood of the Lamb. And I have much reason to hope, that ihe word of God, which has been dispensed, will be, to some, at least, as good seed sown in good ground, which will ultimately spring up, and bear fruit unto God.
It has been remarked by all, who have been of late connected with the mapagement of the prison, and it is evidently true, that by far the greater part of those who have been committed, for two or three years past, have been men of a low order of intellect; and inany of them are without a knowledge, even of the first rudiments of learning. Their vicious propensities, early habits and pernicious education, have destroyed or maierially abated the energy of their minds. Add to this, the vices which they have constapily practised, and which have grown with their growth, and increased with their sirength, and you have a true picture of those minds, which are to be acted upon in the moral de. partment of this institution. The morals of many of the prisoners have evidently improved. Some, who were hard and incorrigible when they entered the prisun, now appear submissive, and subdued. And while they see and acknowledge the justness of their punishment, are ardent. ly desirous of reaping some benefit froin the saine, which shall appear in their future lives. Our religious services have been conducted as formerly. In the Sabbath school, our success has been truly encouraging. It affords nu ordinary satisfaction, to behold a number of convicts, from the youth of fourteeri, to the grey headed old man, intensely engaged in the study of the holy scriptures, and listening to the remarks, which are always made, upon the lessons which they have committed to memory. - The number now belonging to this school, is 37. 'I hey have regularly recited the gospels of St. Matthew, Jolin, and a part of ihe Acts of the Apostles, besides about 400 chapters which have been voluntarily committed to memory, and recited, from various parts of the Bible.
In relation to our reading school, I would observe, that it continues to be very prosperous and useful. When we consider how large a proportion of the conviits, who are committed to prison, are wholly unable