case of Alexander Findlay’s children (p.
9 of Book of Applications) six in number - 12, 9, 6, 4,
2. He wishes to have the two eldest received at 1/- per
week. The Meeting considering that these children are
destitute of education and have in some respects got out
of the parental constraint, agree to receive the two
eldest, but under the condition to be strictly enforced,
that if the children fail to attend regularly they are
to forfeit a meal for each instance of absence and also
the 1/- must be regularly paid.
The teacher respectfully directed the
attention of the Meeting to the salary at present
allowed to him by the Institution, being 6/- per week,
which he felt to be inadequate for the comfortable
sustenance of himself and wife - both of whom are
engaged in the service of the Institution. He would be
satisfied with an increase of 1/- per week.
The Meeting direct the application
to lie over till a future meeting for consideration and
at same time expressed their opinion in favour of the
The teacher represented the case of
James Thomson who had been lately at School and whose
Mother had turned him out of doors as being beyond her
constraint. The Meeting with the view of reclaiming the
boy authorise the teacher to receive him into the Home
on the same terms with the Parish children, namely at
1/6 per week for two months and to report the result to
the Committee at the end of said period.
The teacher read his report as to the
present condition and conduct of some of the children
who had left the school which was satisfactory.