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effect, however, of this favourable exemption, must, in some part, be ascribed to that Institution; particularly in those places within its District, which have been hitherto constantly and fatally subject to the infection of Typhus, and which are now reported to be exempt from it. This has been occasioned by the removal of the Fever Patients into the House of Recovery, and by the cleansing of their infected cloths and habitations, so as entirely to destroy the Contagion. The benefits which the Public has derived from the Fever Institution, have also been greatly extended by the remedy which that Institution has contributed to make known, and introduce into practice, -the application of cold and tepid affusion, in Typhus and Scarlet Fevers; a remedy which has not only miraculously abridged the patients period of suffering under the violence of disease, -so as frequently to determine in two or three days, a disorder which, in the ordinary course, might have lasted for twenty or thirty days ;but has operated by shortening the period of this contagious disease, to diminish and restrain the duration and virulence, and to prevent the spreading of the infection.

The Fever Institution has also been of great service to the public, by the general attention which it has drawn to this important subject; a subject, in which the health and well-being, not only of the poor, but of every other class, are intimately connected. The effects of that attention, and of the exertions of the Fever Institution, will appear by two circumstances, which, the Select Committee think proper to state, before they conclude this Report. The first has a reference to the Public Dispensary in Carey Street, the patients of which are within the relief of the Fever Institution. It appears from the Report of Dr. Bateman, the Physician of that Dispensary, that the number of their Fever Patients has been so reduced, since the establishment of the House of Recovery in Gray's Inn Lane, that instead of their usual average of 200 or 300 Fever Patients in the the year,―only four such patients have applied in the preceding year, 1804. The other circumstance is, that by the Bills of Mortality for 1804 it appears, that the deaths of that year, from fevers of all kinds, have amounted to only 1702, being nearly one third less than the average of four preceding years, and not

above half of what used to be formerly com puted as the average mortality from Fevers, in

the metropolis.

By Order of the Committee,

February 15. 1805.

SOMERSET, Chairman.

The Members of the Society may be furnished with Copies of this Report GRATIS, by applying to Mr. Hatchard, No. 190, Piccadilly.

No. IV.

Rewards of the Children at Campsall School.

The following rewards have been given to the Children attending at Campsall school, as an inducement to good conduct, and as the means of furnishing them with decent clothing and some useful books, during their continuance at the school, and upon their going into service.

1. EVERY girl who comes to school, at, or as near as may be, the time appointed ;—who has her hair, face, neck, and hands quite clean, and her clothes in good order and properly mended; who takes pains to improve in reading and whatever else she has an opportunity of learning;-who performs her task in sewing, knitting, straw platt, &c. and does it as well as can reasonably be expected ;—and who does not in any respect behave ill:—will each day receive a white ticket, having marked on it No. 1, 2, 3, &c.

2. On Sundays, and other days when the girls attend the school twice a day, they may,

if they behave well, obtain two of these tickets; one in the morning, and the other in the after


3. If a girl is certainly known by the ladies to steal, cheat, or use bad words, either in school or out of school, or to misbehave at church, she will not only receive no ticket on the day on which she is so detected, but will also forfeit twelve of the tickets which she had before received.

4. When a girl has one hundred of these tickets (in regular order from 1 to 100) she must return them to her teacher; and she will receive, instead of them, a prize ticket, having on it these words, "Reward of Diligence and "good Behaviour," No. 1, 2, or 3, &c. Each of these tickets will intitle the owner (on continued good behaviour) to the following sums of money; which are to be given to her in necessary clothing, useful books, and a small proportion of money, when, with the approbation of the ladies, she either goes to service, or becomes an apprentice.

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