The million-peopled city
"From the commencement of our , emi- gration has been ever regarded as an important object of interest. All the appliances I have mentioned are required to prepare the wandering and ignorant outcast for a respect- able position in society; and it has been also our conviction that none should be sent out as colonists from our Ragged Schools, unless they have proved by their conduct that they are anxious to be industrious, and to maintain that character which, I rejoice to say, our Ragged School emigrants have acquired.
" Private means supply, in some instances, the funds necessary for the outfit and passage merely of these children. In other cases, the Committees of various schools have from time to time selected steady and industrious inmates of the Refuges, and have sent them to the colonies.
" devotes to this purpose a special 'emigration fund;' by means of which 365 boys and girls, besides those sent by private funds, have been enabled to emigrate; and perhaps there are more than 500 inhabitants of who were once in the of London. The letters which are constantly received from themselves and their masters bear almost unanimous testimony to the good conduct and success of
|these citizens of another hemisphere. The boys are eagerly, in most cases, engaged for service at once on their arrival, or they are assisted by benevolent persons in to procure permanent employment.|
Gratitude has induced many of these emigrants to send home money saved from their wages: and a short time ago one had transmitted from the gold mines  no less than 841. in gold-dust, of which the chief part is intended for his father in London, while the largest ' nugget' was particularly consigned to the teacher of his .
" If you would understand the arrangements of this depart- ment of our labour, you should visit the in , where 100 lads are prepared for emigration under an excellent system of management."
 The Committee [of the Ragged School Union] are of late desirous to send their emigrants rather to Canada than to the gold fields in Australia.