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  Item Reference: KCLCAL-1847-1848-14

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1 THE CHARTER they had subscribed and collected considerable sums of money for the purpose of carrying the said undertaking into active operation That they had been advised that the said under- taking would be more effectually prosecuted and complete success therein sooner attained if they were protected by our royal sanction by means of royal charter of incorporation And the said petitioners most humbly supplicated us to grant to them and to the other persons who had already subscribed or should thereafter subscribe any sum or sums of money towards the said undertaking our royal charter of incorpora- tion for the purpose aforesaid under such regulations and restrictions as to us might seem right and expedient Now know ye that we being desirous of maintaining in- dissolubly the connexion between sound religion and useful learning and highly approving the design of instituting College in which instruction in the Doctrines and Duties of Christianity as taught by the United Church of England and Ireland shall be for ever combined with other branches of useful education and for the better carrying on of the sanu have by virtue of our prerogative royal and of our especial grace certain knowledge and mere motion granted consti- tuted and declared and by these presents for us our heirs and successors do grant constitute and declare That for the purpose of establishing and maintaining the said College to be called Bmg6 Collrgr ftonHon the Lord High Chancellor or Lord Keeper of our great seal of our United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland the Arch- bishop of York the Bishop of London the Chit I' Justice of England the Speaker of the House of Commons our princi- pal Secretary of State for the Home Department the Lord Mayor of our city of London the Dean of the Cathedral Church of St Paul London and the Dean of the Collegiate Church of St Peter Westminster for the time being respec- tively shall by virtue of their respective offices be perpetual Governors of the said College And that every person who has already subscribed or shall hereafter during the term of one thousand years to be computed from the date of this our Charter subscribe for one
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