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2. One of them attends the committee, and makes weekly reports.
III. Of the Surgeons. The same rules are observed by them, as by the physicians.
IV. Of the APOTHECARIES. The fame is also observed by them. The phyfs
cians, surgeons, and apothacaries, attend in their own persons ; and no pupil, apprentice, or ser, vant, is at any time admitted into the wards.
V. Of the Matron. 1. She resides constantly in the house, and di
rects the Oeconomy thereof. 2. She is fully instructed in the rules and orders
of the house ; observes them strictly, and makes report to the committee of whatever she thinks will be most for the benefit of the
charity. 3. She receives instructions from the committee,
in what manner to govern and regulate the domestic affairs. She sees that all the women are neat and de. cent in their cloaths and persons, are properly employed, and discharge their duty; and that they constantly attend divine service, She receives from the steward the materials for their work, and delivers the work back to him, and sees that he makes a regular entry and account thereof.
5. She takes care of all the houshold linen, and
what belongs to the cloaching, so that the
steward may keep an account thereof. 6. She requires of the steward, such provisions
as are necessary for the house, and suffers none
to be carried away, nor any waste to be made. 7. She takes care that the rules of the house be
strictly observed, with regard to the time of rest, diet, hours of devotion, and every thing
that concerns the good order of the house. 8. She keeps the keys of the outward doors,
which are delivered into her hands, after the doors are locked, at seven in the winter, and nine in the summer.
VI. Of the AssisTANT MATRON. She constantly attends with the women, reports
to the matron their behaviour, and follows her directions,
VII. Of the SECRETARY. 1. He keeps the general accounts, in the books,
and in the method, which is directed, and car
ries on the correspondency. 2. He is present at all the meetings, takes mi
nutes, and does whatever is required from the nature of his office.
VIII. Of the STEWARD. 1. He resides constantly in the house, and fol
lows no other business or employment but what relates to this charity.
2. He receives the respective provisions and
materials for the employment of the women, ordered by the committee ; he inspects the weights, measures, and quality thereaf, and
makes regular entries of them. 3:
He keeps an exact account of all work done by every respective woman, when the matron
delivers it to him, 4. He keeps a fair and exact inventory of the fur
niture, as ranged in the different wards and apartments, with the cost of each article, and all other domestic concerns, and accounts with the
treasurer, when required. 5. He gives security, if required, in the sum of
TWO HUNDRED POUNDS,
IX. Of the Porter and ASSISTANT
MESSENGER. 1, He attends the gates, receives messages and
letters, and does all other matters relating to
his office. 2. He is not to receive any letter, message, or
other thing into the house, or send out any thing without the knowledge and inspection of
the matron. 3. He resides in the house, and strictly observes
the instructions which are given him in regard
to visitors, letters, &c. 4. He gives security, at the discretion of the committee.
X. Of the MESSENGER. 1. He is employed in errands and out-door
business, and dwells in the house, and gives
security, if required. 2. He is not to bring any letter, verbal message,
or other thing into the house; or carry out any message or other thing, without the knowledge and inspection of the matron.
N. B. Neither the steward, porter, or messen, ger,
have any communication with the wards.
Every officer and servant of the house, is under the strietest injunetion not to receive any money, fee, gratuity or reward, direzily or indirectly, except their wages.
XI. Of ADMISSION. 1. The method of admission is by petition to
the committee, setting forth the petitioner's name, place of abode, and parish settlement, (if any)
N. B. A printed form of a petition, with proper blanks, may be had (gratis) by application
at the house. 2. Every petitioner is examined, as to her health,
by a proper matron attending for that purpose, and, if necessary, by the physician and
surgeon. 3. When the petitioner is approved, her pe
tition is written upon, by the chairman, found proper.
4. Every person upon admission fubicribes to
the rules of the house. 5. No person admitted is allowed to go out of
the house, without special leave, in writing, figned by the treasurer or chairman, and two of the committee.
XII. Of the WARDS. I. One or more wards are to be allotted for
persons newly admitted, where they may remain, if necessary, for some time, for a trial of their behaviour, before they are classed in
the other wards. 2. There may be a superiority or preference of
wards, according to the education or behaviour of the person admitted, and the lower wards to consist of inferior persons, and of those who may be degraded for misbeha
viour. 3. The Women are classed in each ward, and one
is. appointed to preside, and be accountable
for the conduct and behaviour of the rest. 4. They do the necessary offices of their respective
wards, except the person appointed to preside by rotation, or as may be otherwise ap
pointed by the committee. 5. They perform the necessary offices of the house,
as directed by the matron, and an allowance is made to such as perform these offices, out