Orphan Asylum of the District of Columbia, 1822, Historical Sketch

The Orphan Asylum was instituted in 1815, for the purpose of supporting and instructing orphan children. At present, females only are the objects of relief; but it is contemplated, when the funds are sufficient, to embrace both sexes.

7th street west, between H and I north.

The officers are elected annually, on the second Tuesday in October.

Mrs. Van Ness, 1st Directress. Mrs. Gales, Secretary,

Mrs. Lee, 2d Directress. Mrs. M'Gowan, Treasurer.


Mrs. Brown, Mrs. Hamilton, Mrs. Lear, Mrs, Caldwell, Mrs. Wheaton, Mrs. Ramsay, Mrs. Tingey, Mrs. Mechlin, Mrs. Lamed

"Literary and Benevolent Institutions," The Washington Directory showing the Name, Occupation, and Residence, of each Head of a Family and Person in Business, Washington, D. C., December, 1822, page 133.

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