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Alfred H. Stone Collection
Volume: 70

4. James J. Barclay, An Address Delivered at the Laying of the Corner Stone of the House of Refuge for Colored Juvenile Delinquents, on Saturday, July 1, 1848 (Philadelphia: T. K. & P. G. Collins, 1848). (16 p.)

Statement of purpose and description of a home for “the misguided, the wayward, the erring [black] child” in Philadelphia. In response to the question, “What do you expect to accomplish by the House of Refuge?” the speaker replies. “We expect to employ the idle, to instruct the ignorant, to reform the depraved, the relieve the wretched, and to enlarge the sphere of virtuous society.”