DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC CHARITIES OF THE CITY OF NEW YORK.
NEW YORK, January 3, 1908.
DEAR MR. KELLY:
Having read with considerable care your pamphlet on The Elimination of the Tramp, I desire to express to you my gratification over the fact that you have presented the labour colony cause so forcibly and clearly. Those of us who are now and have long been anxious for an agricultural labour colony in this State, desire its establishment in order that vagrants may have, what is now practically denied to them, the opportunity for reformation under long-continued discipline that is really helpful and not merely punitive in its nature. The establishment by this State of an involuntary labour colony on waste land susceptible of reclamation and of utilisation in agricultural pursuits should be recognised as a pressing necessity, and the pamphlet