Annals of Christ's Hospital, by a Blue [E. Dring]

Annals of Christ's Hospital, by a Blue [E. Dring]

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1867 edition. Excerpt: ...and ChaffBoys--Matron--Nurses--Beadles--Divers Functionaries--Physician--Surgeon--Apothecary--Surveyor. The external government of Christ's Hospital is vested in the Corporation of London, whilst its internal economy has that kind of completeness in its arrangements which is calculated to confer the greatest amount of health and comfort upon the inmates. The President is nominally at the head of the whole establishment. He presides over all courts, which he has the power to summon from time to time as he thinks proper. For the ordinary business of the house, however, there are five regularly-appointed courts, and those for special objects are usually convened by the authority of the Treasurer, who acts under the direction of the Committee of Almoners. At these courts every Governor is entitled to vote, and receives due notice to attend; fifteen form a quorum. The President is always an Alderman of the City; and in case of a vacancy, it has been the custom to confer the vacant honour on the Lord Mayor then in office; though not always without some opposition to his election. By the resignation of his gown he is considered virtually to resign his office, which is, otherwise, an appointment for life. During the first ten years of their existence, the five Hospitals were under the joint superintendence of a Comptroller-General; but a President was subsequently appointed to each separately. Next in rank to the President, but in reality superior in authority, is the Treasurer, whose duty it is to receive and account for all sums of money due to the Hospital, and to make the necessary disbursements for the use of the establishment. At all committees he takes the chair. These committees consist of fifty members, and, as a body, are called the Committee...show more

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  • Paperback | 32 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 77g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236531272
  • 9781236531278