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Mr. John Hollis, for placing out Children Ap-
prentices, 125l. Who gave 5 such Gifts in
Mrs. Priscilla Arundel, 150l.
Mr. Nathaniel Lacy, by Will, 100l.
Mr. John Hollis, for the Use above, 25l.
Mr. Robert Foot, by Will, for placing out Children, 100l.
Samuel Powel, Esq; by Will, 100l.
Sir Gerard Conyers, Knight and Alderman, more, 50l.
Mrs. Eleanor Cutbert, by Will, 50l.
Mr. Bagshaw, from a Person unknown, 51l. 10s.
Mr. Jonathan James, from a Person unknown,
more, 20 Guineas. 21l. 10.
Mr. Peter Ducane, by will, 40l.
Mrs. Judith Wallinger, more, 25l.
Sir Peter Delme, Knt. and Alderman, more, 100l.
Mr. John Steel, by Will, 100l.
Mr. James Green, by Will, 25l. having given more before.
Sir John Parsons, Knt. and Alderman, 13l. 14s.
Having given before very liberally the Per-
quisites of his Maioralty.
A Person unknown by Mr. Smith, more, 5l.
Mr. Joseph Marshal, by Will, 50l.
Mr. Henry Philips, by Will, 50l.
Mr. T. S. more, 50l.
Sir Gabriel Roberts, by Will, 50l.
Mrs. Elizabeth Goff, by Will, 100l.
Mr. Jeffrey Stains, 25l.
Mr. John Hollis, more, towards placing out
Edward Bovey, Esq; 500l.
Mr. Henry Ulkin, a Dutch Merchant, by Will, 50l.
Mrs. Esther Browning, 50l.
Mr. Francis Gillow, 250l.
Mr. John Hollis, more, towards placing out
A Person unknown by Mr. Henry Cowdrey, 50l.
Thomas Hall, Esq; 300l.
Francis Ashton, Esq; late Deputy Usher of the Black Rod, 1000l.
John Hanger, Esq; more, 100l.
Sir Samuel Moyer, his Widow sent 50l.
Sir Francis Eyles, Knt. and Alderman, by Will, 50l.
Mr. Samuel Jackson, by Will, 40l.
Mr. Cæsar Chamberlain, by Will, 200l.
Sir Robert Beachcroft, Knt. and Ald. more, 100l.
Mr. John Raymond, by Will, 50l.
Sir William Scawen, Knt. 100l.
Mr. Samuel Porter, 100l.
Mr. John Mead of Aylesbury, by Will, 100l.
Dr. Daniel Williams, by Will, between this
House,and St. Thomas's Hospital, an Estate
at Elsley in Cambridgeshire, of per Annum 55l.
BENEFACTORS to the Workhouse this last Year, viz. 1718, By
Dame Sarah Pritchard, 100l.
Sir Richard Hoar, late President, 200l.
Samuel Shepherd, Esq; 100l.
Sir James Bateman, Knt. 100l.
By Gift of Persons now living, viz.
Sir Robert Beachcroft, Knt. and Ald. 100l.
Sir Peter Delme, Knt. and Alderman, 50l.
Thomas Hall, Esq; 200l. In Addition to, before
There be also other Benefactors, which must not be passed over without
mention, as Mr. Abraham Chitty, who gave a Tun of Log-
wood, and Ralph Hartly half a Tun. The Company of Apothecaries undertook to pay
the whole Charge of the Physick for the Children and Servants of this Workhouse
three Years from the 29th of September, Anno 1701. And Dr. Frederick Slare, Dr.
Richard Moreton, Dr. Joshua Palmer, and Dr. Francis Upton, undertook alternately
visit all the sick Children and Servants; and prescribe such Medicines for them
from time to time should judge most proper. And this gratis. And Thomas
Surgeon, to serve the said Children and Servants in Surgery for three Years
And add to the rest, that Anno 1703, Sir Edward Northey, Her Majesty's Attorney
General, and Duncan Dee, Esq; offered themselves their standing Counsil, and
Baker, their Atorney without Fee or Reward.
What the Right Reverend the Bishop of Litchfield and Coventry, said in his
Easter Monday, Anno 1702, before the Governors of the Hospitals, concerning this
Workhouse may deserve to be mentioned.
"I must not forget another publick Charity of admirable Use; and which for
Reason deserveth the utmost Encouragement; I mean, the Workhouse Erected for
employing poor Children, and such distressed Vagrant Children as are found
City and the Liberties thereof. This by the Industry of the Presidents and
the Poor of the City, hath been carried so far, that 261 Children of several
remained in the Workhouse this Year; and 71 have since been received. Of
there remained 71, and 89 have since been taken in. All these, according to
and Conditions are Clothed, and fed and instructed in the Principles of
Religion, and in
honest Arts and Trades. They are inured to Labour, kept Cleanly, and disposed
Honesty, by Encouragement and Discipline. I have not time to say of what
Benefit these Places are, and may be to the Publick, if they can happily fall
into the right
Management of them: where the Refuse of Mankind, they that would otherwise be
Bane and Scandal of the Commonwealth, are rescued from Perdition, and made
Members of it. But it is hardly possible for Men to be better employed than in
Work, or to be more charitable than in their Contributions towards it. And may
please Almighty God to enable those that undertake it, to surmount all the
that cross their Designs. They will then have (what one would wish to every
publick spirited Man) the Comforts of their Labours in this Life; and when that
is at an
End, those Labours will conduct them to the Joys of that Above; and that will
Bishop of Litchfield and Cov. Sermon, at
One of these Boys was already so well disciplined and improved in this House,
Governors ventured to let him make a Speech to the Queen, when she had occasion
come into the City some Years ago; which being but short may not be amiss to be
A Boy of this House makes a Speech to the
The SPEECH of JOHN TRUSTY, Aged Eleven Years, a poor Boy belonging to the
Workhouse of the Corporation for the Poor of the City of London; To her Sacred
Majesty Queen ANNE, upon her coming into the City, to dine at the Guildhall, on
Thursday, Octob. the 29. 1702. being the Lord Maiors Day.
"May it please your most excellent Majesty: To pardon this great Presumptin in