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JUVENILE MISSIONARY SOCIETY

Source: The Illustrated London News, June 29, 1850, p.459

The annual meeting of this society was held on Tuesday night, in Bloomsbury Chapel; the Rev. W. Brock acting as chairman. After a short address from the rev, gentleman, the secretary read the report, which stated that, during the last year, the contributions from the juvenile auxiliaries had been larger than formerly; the increase had arisen partly from the formation of new auxiliaries, and partly from some schools having adopted the plan of subscribing one farthing per week, and the teachers one penny. In addition to the regular contributions, nearly 70 has been raised during the winter by the delivery of lectures, illustrated by the dissolving views. From the reports transmitted home by the missionaries, it appears that the society's operations are most extended in India, in which country there are 36 missionaries and assistant pastors, 72 native preachers; 45 day-schools, containing 2379 boys and girls; and 14 Sunday-schools, with 320 scholars. In Ceylon, the West Indies, Africa, and other parts, the objects of the society are also being carried out with more or less of success. Several rev. gentlemen then addressed the meeting.