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IHB > About Indiana - History and Trivia > Explore Indiana History by Topic > Indiana Documents Leading to Statehood > Constitution of 1851 as originally written > Article 9 - State Institutions Article 9 - State Institutions

Section 1. It shall be the duty of the General Assembly to provide, by law, for the support of Institutions for the education of the Deaf and Dumb, and of the Blind; and also, for the treatment of the Insane.

Section 2. The General Assembly shall provide houses of refuge, for the correction and reformation of juvenile offenders.

Section 3. The county boards shall have power to provide farms, as an asylum, for those persons, who, by reason of age, infirmity, or other misfortune, have claims upon the sympathies and aid of society.