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Benevolent Society of Blues

Benevolent Society of Blues, established 1824, for the relief of persons educated in Christ's Hospital, their widows and children. During the year, 164 was appropriated in gifts, 35 in loans, besides 279 to pensioners. 83 pensioners have been elected; 22 are now receiving pensions varying from 12 to 20.

Average income about 1,500, dependent on voluntary contributions, except interest on funded capital, applied exclusively to payment of pensions.

Income last year 1,663. Amount funded, 11,091 Consols.

Treasurer, Horatio Stringer, Esq.—Secretary, Mr William Henry Cross, Christ's hospital.

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