The Pamphlet Collection of Sir Robert Stout: Volume 38
The annual public tea meeting in connection with the Hope of the City Tent, was held on Tuesday, February 4th, in the Primitive Methodist Schoolroom, New-road. We were favoured with the services of Bro R Hunter, the C S of the Order, who rendered us very efficient help. At six o'clock about 170 persons sat down to tea, an i the public meeting afterwards was well attended. Our old friend Mr Alderman Roberts presided, and suitable and stirring addresses were delivered by Bros J Chamberlain, H Key, G Harrison, and R Hunter, C S. The speech of the C S was full of wise counsel and clear exposition of the principles of the Order, and will long be remembered by those who heard it. Bro R Maltby, tent secretary and P D C R, gave the report of the Tent as follows:—Present number of members 116, an increase of 17 members for the year; amount of funds £225 9s 4d, an increase of £37 5s for the year. We have paid to sick members £73 0s 5d during the year. A choir composed of Bros A Bonshor, J Foster, D Glover, J Smith, W T Wooton, and J Young, sang some Temperance melodies during the evening, accompanied on the harmonium by Mrs Meehan. A cordial vote of thanks to the chairman, speakers, and all who had contributed to the success of the meeting, was moved by Bro J Foster, seconded by Bro J Moore, secretary of Stamford Tent, and unanimously carried.