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In this continuing series of articles on the various departments of North Carolina state government, Sadler discusses the Board of Charities and Public Welfare, which was authorized by the state constitution of 1868. Among its requirements was that there should be \"sufficient provision for the poor, the unfortunate, and the orphan.\" Mrs. W. Thomas Bost of Raleigh heads the board.
This article looks at the history of provision for the poor and underprivileged citizens of the sate beginning with the state constitutional convention of 1868, the establishment of the Board of Public Charities in 1868 and a history of its development and programs including its expansion to the Board of Charities and Public Welfare in 1917 and concluding with legislation passed in 1945. A reprint of the 1868 \"Report of the Committee on Punishment, Penal Institutions and Public Charities\" is included.