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The National Benevolent Institution

The National Benevolent Institution; 56, Southampton Row, W. C. This deservedly favourite and useful institution was first established in 1812, through the efforts of the late Mr. Peter Hervé, and two years since (1859) it was incorporated. It's objects are accomplished by granting pensions of 20 to 30 per annum to indigent gentry, merchants, tutors, governesses, and persons who had been engaged in professional pursuits, or in the higher departments of trade. 1,044 persons have received pensions, and the total sum received by then is 183,100. There are now 250 pensioners upon the funds.
Candidates must be above 60 years of age.

The income during the past year, including several handsome legacies, as well as dividends on stock, was 11,497. The annual subscriptions amount on an average to about 4,000.

President, the Marquis of Lansdown.—Treasurer, Rev. Dr. Vivian.—Secretary, Mr. Frederick Latreille.

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SOURCE: The Charities of London, by Samuel Low, Jun., London: Sampson Low, Son,
and Marston, Milton House, Ludgate Hill. 1861.