IN reprinting the following articles, by
Miss Octavia Hill
of London, it is not proposed that the system described is, in
all its details, applicable to this country. The conditions of
poverty in America and in England differ widely. The
Municipal forms of Government there are very unlike our
own. But the broad truths of humanity are the same
everywhere, and the principles which underlie Miss Hill's
efforts, those of helping the poor towards self-support and
self-respect; of bringing to their aid an unwearied patience, a true sympathy, and a large hope; of loving them
and trusting them; above all, of realizing that they and we
are children of One Father; these principles are applicable
to all countries and to every people.
LOUISA LEE SCHUYLER,
State Charities Aid Association.