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Your Committee would, therefore, in closing their Report, earnestly invite the friends of Bible Education, throughout the United Kingdom, to rally round the standard of our Emmanuel, which, in his own words, bears this inscription, “ Search the Scriptures, for in them ye think ye have eternal life, and they are they which testify of me;" and, with a Christian spirit, " to contend for the faith once delivered to the saints;" pot merely around our own fire-sides, and immediate neighbourhoods, but by using every exertion to make known the salvation of the Gospel throughout the world; and, especially, to train up the Children of Ireland in the ways of God, through the medium of the Holy Scriptures, assured, that, in doing so, you will enjoy the
ployed are sanctioned and appointed by Him, whom you love, and desire to please; and that you will thus be applying such remedial measures to the disordered and distracted condition of Ireland, as will, in the estimation of your Committee, best secure the peace and happiness of both countries.
They would particularly request a continuance of the sanction and support of the old friends of the Society, assuring them, no change whatever has occurred in the constitution or practice of the Institution; that, aiming at the glory of God, and the salvation of men, they desire to unite with all who love the Lord Jesus Christ in sincerity, in effecting the simple but blessed purpose of bringing sinners to the Lamb of God, who taketh away the sin of the world, by offering to them those Scriptures which it is their bounden duty, as well as high privilege, to read, and to form their own judge ment of their sacred contents. And, humbly relying on Divine strength, it is the calm and deliberate determination of your Committee, in the name of the Insti
forward with their long tried Bible plan of education for Ireland, believing that the language of the Psamlist is really applicable to, and enjoyed by your Society, “ The Lord of Hosts is with us, the God of Jacob is our refuge.”
TOTAL of the LONDON HIBERNIAN SOCIETY's SCHOOLS, for the Year ending February, 1833.
No. PROVINCES. COUNTIES.
PATRONS & VISITORS.
of the Noblemen
MUNSTER .. Clare .....
920 17,459 11,657 7,882 45,147 31,305 1690 100,113
REGULATIONS FOR THE SCHOOLS.
The Schools of this Society shall, as far as possible, be placed under the patronage and superintendence of
VISITORS. The Nobility, Clergy, or Gentry, resident in, or connected with any particular Neighbourhood, are respectfully solicited to superintend the adjoining Schools. The resident Parochial Clergyman shall invariably be requested to become the stated and permanent Visitor of all the Schools in his Parish; but not to the exclusion of other Ministers, Gentlemen, &c.
TEACHERS. The Teachers of this Society shall be appointed by its Agent on the recommendation of the Clergyman, or other Patron or Visitor, especially interested in any particular School. Satisfactory testimonials of moral character, as well as of competent ability to teach, shall invariably be required. Individuals, so qualified, of different religious denominations, are eligible.
pointed, who shall, under the direction of the Society's Agent, itinerate through the districts ;-open Schools - hold Quarterly, and take occasional, Inspections, and where so directed, settle with, and pay the Teachers. They are respectfully to attend to the suggestions of the Visitors,-apply for and receive Subscriptions and Donations, and endeavour, as much as possible, to promote the objects and interests of the Society. The General Inspectors shall usually be appointed from those Cursory Inspectors who have been found most efficient; and the Chrsory Inspectors from the most deserving Scripture Readers. See the Society's Instruction to Inspectors, Scripture Readers, 8c. page 23.
BOOKS. It being the grand object of the Society to impart Scriptural Instruction to those under their care, the only books provided by the Society, and used in its Schools, shall be the Holy Scriptures of the Old and New Testament, without note or comment, in the English and Irish languages, and the Society's Spelling Books in English and IRISH.