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1854. Excerpt: ... Mayor and Mayoress gave another promenade
concert in the Town Hall, which was attended by about 1,000
persons, and was equally successful as the former one; and on the
following evening they entertained all the children above ten years
of age belonging to the various schools in the city with tea and
buns. The children, who amounted in number to about 1,100, were
attended by the parochial clergy, teachers, and others. The
collection of paintings, &c., provided for the promenade
concert of the previous evening remained undisturbed, in addition
to which a concert was got up for the gratification of the
children. On the following day, the public were admitted to the
Hall without restriction, and in the evenings of each day the Mayor
provided a band, which played for several hours. Such generous
efforts on the part of the Mayor to administer to the enjoyment of
his fellow-citizens and others has naturally excited an earnest
desire on the part of all to make him a suitable and permanent
acknowledgment of the same. The citizens have formed themselves
into a committee, and contemplate presenting the Mayor with a
service of plate of not less than 200 guineas value; and the ladies
propose giving to the Mayoress, who was confined on the 15th of
September with a son (her eleventh child), a silver cradle, to
commemorate the two events. A committee in London, composed of
literati and others, suggest as their token something that shall in
a peculiar manner mark their sense of Bro. Spiers' services and
desire to elevate his fellow-men. In the mean time, the boys at the
University Press School have taken time by the forelock, and
presented to the Mayor, on Sunday, the 17th Sept., a magnificent
Bible, printed by themselves, and splendidly bound in purple
morocco, as their ...
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