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FEMALE DOMESTICS' INSTRUCTOR.
WARD & CO., PATERNOSTER ROW ;
“ The SERVANTS? MAGAZINE,” said a lady, taking
you will find that under the head of “The Ser. vant's Friend,' we have admonished, instructed, and, we hope, interested, our readers. In 'The Christian Treasury,' we have tried to convey christian instruction, in a manner, calculated, we think, under the Divine blessing, to prove useful. In our 'Domestic Counsels and Instructions,' we have given advice of a practical character, affording hints to the older servant, and instruction to the young. The • Instructive Narratives,' have, no doubt, proved such, and “My Mother's Note Book' has, we know, been frequently referred to, and properly appreciated.”
Our thanks are due both to Correspondents and readers. Of the former, we may say that this Magazine is always most welcomed, when the familiar signature of Grandfather Gray'is recognized, and we are quite sure that the nursemaids will appreciate the kind instructions of 'H. R. G. To the latter (readers) in conclusion, we remark, that our labours are for them,—they are cheerfully given ; our readers' welfare is our sole object, and if that is attained, we are thankful to Him who blesses our feeble instrumentality.
THE SERVANTS MAGAZINE.
THE SERVANT'S FRIEND.
A FEW KIND WORDS TO SERVANTS. Permit one who feels deeply interested in your present and eternal welfare, to remind you of the many valuable privileges you enjoy, when compared with those of servants of former years. In past times, there were few employers who shewed that desire for the instruction and religious welfare of their domestics, that many now do. Some years since, there were few, if any, attempts to circulate the scriptures among servants ; few tracts addressed to them; no benevolent institutions established for their welfare. How different is the case now ! There are very many masters and mistresses in the present day, who shew great solicitude for the comfort, and moral and religious instruction of their servants; they look on them as intelligent and immortal beings, and treat them as such. This solicitude is shewn in the books which your employers place before you; in the regular exercise of family worship, in which you are called to take part; and in the facilities afforded most of you to attend the House of God every Sunday. Attempts are made now to circulate God's Holy Word among you ; and many instructive and religious books and tracts are written
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