Clermont is the seat of a sub-prefect and has a tribunal of first instance, a communal college and a large lunatic asylum.
Swaying from side to side on his long, thin legs in his fluttering dressing gown, this lunatic was running impetuously, his gaze fixed on Rostopchin, shouting something in a hoarse voice and making signs to him to stop.
It possesses an old town hall dating from 1566, a hospital, a lunatic asylum, an orphanage, and a large parish church rebuilt in 1756; but the chief interest centres in the church of the Holy Sepulchre, built in 1337, which attracts thousands of pilgrims to its Porta Caeli or Gaadenpforte (Gate of Mercy) opened annually on Michaelmas eve and closed again on the 4th of October.
Among the public buildings are the town-hall (17th century), weigh-house, orphanage, the old almshouse, the house (1613) of the Water Commissioners, and a large building formerly belonging to the admiralty and now used as a state lunatic asylum.
At Bonneval the lunatic asylum occupies the r8th-century buildings of a former Benedictine abbey.
The Eastern Lunatic Asylum at Lexington, established in 1815 as a private institution, came under the control of the state in 1824.
Imola has a large lunatic asylum with over 1200 inmates.
In 1781 it was turned into a penitentiary and lunatic asylum, but in 1835-1838 was completely restored, and now contains a natural history museum.
No troops are now stationed here, and the barracks have been utilized for a jail, a lunatic asylum and other civic buildings.
Harrisburg's charitable institutions include a city hospital, a home for the friendless, a children's industrial home, and a state lunatic hospital (1845).