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TAKE CAKE. OF YOUR ORPHAN POOR. TO THE EDITOR OF THE PRINCIPALITY. SIR,—I am not a Welshman, but have a amull drop of Welsh blood in mv veins (I'm not ashamed of that)., and have experi- enced a little of Welsh hospitality, when bordering upon Wales, apon sevoral occasions, but its beauties have been afar for I have only seen them in the distance. Perhaps I may g.:t up some line day and find myself steaming away for one of T)llr portS-ill order to know more of all I have referred to. I have also read that libellous book written by some men in authority,, on the state of education in Wales, and have no hesitation instating that I disbelieve about nine-tenths of the statements of these school inspectors. I have the spirit of Tawinas here, and all his incredulity. So much for myself. All )\v me a word t'or a noble institution I have the honour to represent, well known to your countrymen in London and in Wales too—"The Orphan. Working School." The school is situate a few miles out of town in a beautiful spot, and it has a; iine appearance for many miles around. The charity was first instituted in 1758 for 20 boys; now it has, or will have in a few days, 200 boys- and girls- Several of them are Welsh children, and by the time this letter is in the hands of your readers it is quite expected several more will have been elected for admission into the school. Some oi' these dear children are descendants of ministers of uadving fame in Wales, and whose names are «;nbal'uiu«i on your a Sections, and deserve to be so. Now, sir„ I want to know why the Welsh do not take more advantage of the benefits which the Orphan Working School presents to them.It is a Dissenting institution — Welshmen wdllwt object to that. It. 1ms no-creeds, or catechisms—is there a-uv thing wrong here ? The Bible is the book of their instruc- tion. The sacred and holy lessons there unfolded these chil- dren learn, and besides the training for useful life, they are taught the way of salvation through a crucified Redeemer. Tiiii being the case, and iu these days of steam and rail, -Lon- don and Cardiffare not wide apart, I ask again why not take advantage of this institution for the better class of orphans at i.M3t ? Allow me to propose a plan by which some children may be placed in this school by the Welsh congregations^ m London and elsewhere every year. I see by our present list, I a copy of which I hand you for your inspection, that there are fjiir Welsh cases for the present election, and two were elected last November. Everv subscriber of £ 1 Is. annually 11.13 twice as many votes at each election (there are tvra in the year). n» there are children to be elected,. Now as money represents votes, ai -i votes, get the children m, I would suggest thatth& various congregations, say in London, others may unite with them, subscribe each Suppose twenty da this, it would not be ditiicu.lt by this means to seeuxe the ejection of four orphans in each year.. This, would be- very easily accomplished.. As it i., so:né ()f()u1" generous country- jaeti have their hands deep ill their pockets every year lor •-•aro-han children, and I must say they do. the work not only kindly but nobly. I should like to. see this matter taken up smd discussed in your paper by some Welsh friends in London, aril if it succeeds' I shall be truly thankful that I have made t ie suggestion. There is another plan, by having, a collection :mi the pulpit. There never has been one such collection to niy knowledge in any Welsh chapel for our institution, though d;e children are sent to ns ta c lothe, educate, arid maintain yrom the age of seven, until they are fourteen. Pr.jy say something about tills subject yourself, Mr. Editor. countrymen know you, your style, your energy, and your :-T"VOF.ioa in the great cause of charity, of liberty, and of truth, they f.'iilsu.fer you. to advise them on this question. Yours respectfully. JO-Sevu sauL. 19, Gre-iham-strset, London, April 20.,

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