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Country Unions, &c.
Schools Teachers Scholars
1,519 11,628 149,782
In Ireland S. S. Society
which is an addition of 108,449 scholars since last year.
Missionary Orphans-A benevolent way of supporting Orphans, left unprovided for by eminent Missionaries, suggested by the Rev. Dr. Morrison: an extract from one of his letters:
'Dr. Milne's four orphan children have left Malacca, on their way to England. Our late fellow-servant wished that his erphans might be supported by the property he left; but I hear that is inadequate. I purpose to adopt the boy, Robert, and bring him up with my own son and daughter. And I beg to submit it to the consideration of the Christians in Britain, whether or not the practice of adopting an orphan child of those who have died abroad in their Lord's service, be not one of the most efficient modes of providing for such bereaved children, and of shewing the reality of the individual's love to the Saviour: "inasmuch as ye have done it to one of the least of these, ye have done it unto me.""
June 18, A Petition was presented to the Commons, from the nobility, gentry, and clergy of the county of Bedford, praying, that the House might take some measures to prevent the practice of Hindoo widows burning themselves, on the death of their husbands.
June 18th, at two o'Clock, the friends of the Royal Institution, City Road, established for the Education of Children of all religious denominations, met at the Egyptian Hall, Mansion House. The Lord Mayor in the chair. His Lordship stated, that since the commencement of the Institution, 5197 boys, and 768 girls had been educated therein. The Duke of Sussex, and several distinguished gentlemen, moved Resolutions which were all carried. A dinner afterwards took place, at the London
June 23. The House of Commons granted a vote of 5870%. in aid of the propagation of the gospel in the Colonies.