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  Item Reference: KCLCAL-1896-1897-636

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xlvi REPORT expenses shall be recognized and met before any allotment of fees is made The Staff and the Council have thus done their utmost to ensure that the College shall pay its way from year to year and any assistance which may hence- forth be given either from the public funds or from private endowments can now be distinctly assigned to the increase of the deficient incomes received by the Staff or to the permanent endowment of the College Upon the whole the Council trust the Court will agree with them in regarding with satisfaction and thankfulness the results of the difficult period of the past two years The principles on which the College was founded have not only been maintained but have received conspicuous public vindication and the firmness of the Council in adhering to them has led to the assertion by the present Government of the right of such Foundation to share in grants of public money if it is qualified for such assistance by its general usefulness The following letter addressed by Lord Salis- bury to the Principal in reference to the adoption of the Conscience Clause gives expression to this satisfaction in manner which will be very gratifying to the friends of the College 44 Hatfield House Hatfield "December 1895 Dear Dr Wacb -I am much obliged to you for sending me copy of the Bye-law which it is proposed to submit finally to the College as Conscience Clause It appears to me to be quite satisfactory and am very glad the addition will be made It is source of great gratification to me that for the present at least the College is protected from suffering in consequence of its resolute adhesion to the duty of giving definite religious education which is imposed upon it by its Charter of foundation Yours faithfully "Salisbury 5' The question of Teaching University for London has made no apparent progress since the report of the Council last year Under the late Government Bill for appointing Statutory Commission to give effect to the recommend a-
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