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1. The time of service of the Porter commences and ends in alternation
with that of night watchman. Cleaning, heating and lighting the front
rooms of the centre building belong to him; he shall see that the front
windows and doors are kept secured during the day, and that visitors
about the premises do not transgress the rules of propriety by talking
with the patients at the windows.

2. He is expected to keep within the sound of the office bell, unless
absent on duty; he shall attend to all messages, when required, and
receive and conduct visitors--observing toward all the utmost politeness
and attention; and he will be expected to perform such other duties as
may be required of him.

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