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Patroness— H. R. H. the Duchess of Kent.
Patron^-The Right Rev. the Lord Bishop of Winchester.
Vice-patron—The Right Hon. Lord Bolton. President—?The Worshipful the Mayor of Southampton. Physician—W. S. Oke, esq., M. D.
Surgeon—J. Stace, esq.
Chaplain—The Rev. C. S. Fanshawe, A. M. Treasurers—Messrs. Maddison and Pearce, 'banters. ■ Secretaries—Dx. Lindoe, J, Lamprey, esq., and Mr. Palk. Management—Under the direction of a Committee of Sixteen Gentlemen, assisted by a Ladies' Committee of Twelve.
The following Extracts from the Rules will explain the Principles on which
the Institution is conducted:
That the object of this Institution is to reclaim and to afford an Asylum for Females, who, having deviated from the path of virtue, appear penitent and desirous of reform.
That no person shall be admitted an inmate of the Institution, in a known state of disease, and without evidence of a sincere disposition to reform.
That the inmates of the Institution shall be employed in washing, and in all the business of a laundry, together with needle and every sort of household work; and that the proceeds of their labour shall be applied towards the current expenses of the Institution.
That in accordance with the main object of the Institution, the religious instruction of its inmates will be matter of especial care and attention: and for this purpose a Chaplain shall be appointed, and a Committee of Ladies will attend as visitors in rotation.
That a Subscriber of ten shillings per annum shall be entitled to vote at all general meetings of Subscribers, provided that one whole year shall have elapsed since the payment of the first subscription.
That the Ministers of the various denominations of Christians within the ran^e comprehended by the Female Penitentiary, be requested annually to preach Sermons in aid of the funds of the Institution.
Subscriptions will be thankfully received by Messrs. Maddison & Pearce, bankers, the Treasurers; by Mr. Palk, chemist, one of the Secretaries; also by Messrs. Fletcher & Co., booksellers, High-street, Southampton.
Fletcher # Co., Printers.
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