Letter to the Trustees of the Sailors' Snug Harbor, from Edward W. Hayes, Inmate, Sailors' Snug Harbor, June 14, 1880

Handwritten letter from Edward W. Hayes, resident at the New Jersey State Asylum for the Insane and previously an inmate at the Sailors' Snug Harbor to the Trustees of Sailors' Snug Harbor, giving up his right to his home at Sailors' Snug Harbor if he is allowed to return to his home in Newark, New Jersey. He notes that this is the only option available to him to be allowed to return home and that Dr. [Horace A.] Buttolph at the New Jersey State Asylum states that Hayes is in "a perfectly natural mind." He mentions that he has only had two attacks of epilepsy in the five preceding months and his wife is home ill and needs his help. Received while Captain Thomas Melville was governor at Sailors' Snug Harbor.
Name: Hayes, Edward W.
Role: Author
Institutional Affiliation: Sailors' Snug Harbor (Institution)
Type Of Resource
The collection is on permanent loan at the Stephen B. Luce Library of SUNY Maritime College. The Sailors' Snug Harbor records are the Property of the Trustees of the Sailors’ Snug Harbor. 
Origin Info
Date Created: June 14 1880
Place: Morris Plains (N.J.)
letters (correspondence)
Physical Description
extent: 20.1 x 25.2 cm
Digital Origin: Reformatted digital