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Yesterday week a meeting of the Parochial Mission Women Fund was held at the Mansion House—Mr. J. G. Hubbard, M.P., presiding. The Marquis of Salisbury, the Lady Mayoress, the Bishop of Bedford, and the Bishop of St. Albans were amongst those present. A circular issued to the meeting stated that the association was started in March, 1860, to establish thrift, economy, and cleanliness amongst the poor, and to endeavour to lead the lowest class through social on to spiritual improvement. The present permanent income of the association is a little over 4000, and the expenditure about 7400. The Marquis of Salisbury, in moving a resolution commending the movement to support, said the class of women employed could get access to the minds and hearts of the poor, which the most refined and educated could not obtain. The Bishop of St. Albans and other speakers followed.

Source: The Illustrated London News, No.2254—Vol. LXXXI, Saturday, July 15, 1882, p.71