The Relief and Aid Society Offers an Interim Report

Wednesday, November 29, 1871

The Relief and Aid Society releases more figures on its work.  During the week ending November 25, it assisted 3,356 families, and the total number of families it has aided since the second week of October is 15,152.  There are currently 790 families in the barracks the Society has constructed in various parts of the city.  The day before the Relief and Aid Society report is presented, the Board of Health states that it has been monitoring living conditions in these barracks very carefully.  It continues to be especially vigilant about communicable disease, with typhoid being the particular current concern.