“There is no county house or lunatic asylum in Suffolk county. The custom is to send all troublesome lunatics either to the New York State asylum at Utica, or to the asylum at Brattleboro, in Vermont. The investigation was not pursued to find the number of insane in private families; nor is the number that the county supports stated; probably it is small. It is a wise plan the authorities pursue.”
SOURCE: Documents of the Assembly Of The State Of New York, Eighty-Eighth Session, 1865, Volume 6, Nos. 199 to 112 Inclusive, Albany: C. Wendell, Legislative Printer, 1865, Pages 218.