[letterhead]6th November 1912Sir,I have the honour to inform you that the 248th Annual Festival of the Corporation will be held in the King's Hall, Holborn Restaurant, on Saturday, 30th inst. (St. Andrew's Day), when the Right Honourable Arthur James Balfour, M.P. will preside.Thanks to the generous response to my last year's appeal the Management have again been enabled to meet all existing claims as well as the needs of new applicants.The policy of helping skilled workers with their families to follow their trade to where it may be more flourishing instead of resorting to casual labour has been continued with gratifying success, while the reports from those assisted to new homes in Canada and Australia are of the most hopeful character. Widows with young families have been encouraged to train the children to recognised trades and no part of the Corporation's work promises to produce more excellent results. it will be pressed forward with every opportunity.Confirmed and encouraged by long experience of their generosity the Management again appeal with confidence and hope to the patriotic charity of the Governors and their other friends to support them in such a manner as may fully meet all the claims of the aged pensioners together with such exceptional claims as may arise in the immediate future.I beg to enclose a form of subscription.I am, Sir,Your obedient servant,Balfour [illegible] [Burlegh?]TreasurerJohn Muir, Esq., AN., L.L.D.05295
1912 Nov 6
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