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This useful and highly successful institution was established to reclaim unfortunate females from the paths of prostitution. It was formed in 1758; and since that period an immense number of previously abandoned women have not only enjoyed the benefits of the establishment, but have been by its means restored to their families, friends, and society. It is most gratifying to be able to declare, what proves the vast advantage of education and disciplined care, that by far the greater number of those who have been protected here have subsequently continued honourable and correct in their behaviour.—There is a chapel here, which is open to the public ;—the females sing and in a very affecting manner, but they are screened from the general eye.

Source: Leigh's New Picture of London. Printed for Samuel Leigh, 18, Strand;
by W. Clowes, Northumberland Court. 1819