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Miscellaneous Societies

BESIDES those institutions, the labours of which we have briefly detailed, to afford some idea of the immense efforts made by religious classes in this metropolis; there are various other societies connected with the advancement of religion, and the improvement of morals. Amongst them are:—

1. For giving effect to the king's proclamations against vice and, immorality, established in the year 1787; and another for the suppression of vice, instituted in 1803.

2. For promoting christian knowledge, founded in 1699.

3. For the propagation of the Gospel in foreign parts, incorporated in 1701.

4. For promoting religious knowledge, by distributing books to the poor, instituted in 1750.

5. For promoting charity schools in Ireland.

6. For preventing crimes, by prosecuting swindlers and cheats, 1767.

7. For the encouragement of servants, in 1792.

8. For the relief of poor pious clergyman, 1788.

9. For giving bibles to soldiers and sailors; 1780.

10. For giving bibles, and otherwise furthering the purposes of Sunday-schools, 1785.

11. To the British and, Foreign Bible Society, already mentioned, may be added Doctor Bray's charity for providing parochial libraries; and queen Anne's bounty for the augmentation of small livings of clergymen.

Related pages:
....The British & Foreign Bible Society
....Missionary Societies
....Prayer-Book and Homily Society

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