Three boys who had left the School,
Bashford, Irvine and Higgins were brought in and
conversations had with them as to their present
occupations - and advice given to them for their future
guidance. Meeting closed with prayer by Mr Dodds.
Maybole 12 July 1850
Mr Dykes Princ. Rev Mr Dodds Mr McMillan Mr Hannay Mr
Brown The Revd Mr Thomson
The teacher reported that Hempkin had not
accepted of the offer stated in the preceding Minutes.
The teacher is requested again to see him, and find out
the reason of his declining to send in the children and
to endeavour to obviate it.
The teacher reported that Findlay had
sent his two children and that they had been attending
The Meeting agree to the proposal
of the teacher of increasing his allowance by one
shilling per week.
The teacher reported that the boy Thomson
had been brought into his Home and remained for five
weeks when he went off. No efforts were spared to retain
him and to reform his habits, but without success. The
Meeting request Mr McMillan to endeavour to find
employment for him as a weaver under some master who
takes an interest in his moral welfare - and who would
at same time permit him to attend some period of each
day at the School. Mr McMillan kindly agreed to
undertake this good service.