The physically and mentally defective:

Annual Report for 1877-1878: "It is well known that in all parts of the country there large numbers of afflicted children of poor respectable people who, through want of sufficient funds are now growing up a drag upon their families and an injury to the children around them, without receiving the advantages of the special instruction which alleviate their condition and render them to some extent self-supporting and useful instead of remaining, throughout their lives, a grievous burden to their friends and to society in general" [SW 190-191].