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The Royal Hospital Schools.
" at the present time contain 800 boys, 400 of whom are the children of seamen in the navy, or of non-commissioned officers and privates of the marines, and 400 the sons of officers, seamen, and marines in the Queen's service, &c. They are supported from the general funds of the Hospital. The boys leave the schools
|at the age of 14 or 15. Till a few years since, there was also a girls' school, which contained 200 girls. But this was done away about the year , partly through cases of disgrace to the Hospital, which resulted from the admission of females within the edifice."