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The Life of Trust: Appendix

By George Mueller


      Mr. Müller is constantly receiving not only contributions in money, but a great variety of useful articles, which are regularly sent to a shop provided for their sale. The following list of such articles, given anonymously during the first six months of the year 1859-60, will not be without interest to the reader, as showing by what an endless diversity of means resources are furnished for the work in which Mr. M. is engaged:--

      June. A bead bag, a bouquet-holder, 6 gilt brooches, a gilt bracelet, a waist-buckle, and an agate heart.--5 pairs of knitted travelling shoes, a compass and thermometer, a court-plaster case, a guinea piece, 2 half franc pieces, a copper coin, 4 rings, a brooch, a gold pencil-case, a pair of earrings, top of a seal, and a gold waist-buckle.--A silver watch guard; a small brooch, a breastpin, and a ring.--12 pairs of garters.--A sofa tidy.--A small stereoscopic box. 6 frocks, 6 shirts, 4 pocket handkerchiefs, 2 pairs of socks, 2 nightcaps, 12 kettle-holders, 2 pairs of wristlets, 4 thimbles, 2 brooches, steel slides, a bracelet, and waist-buckle. A bead mat, 2 bags, a penwiper, 3 book-marks, and a scent-bag.--A pencil, 2 pairs of spectacles, a smelling-bottle, a pocketbook, some gloves, stockings, combs, and various articles of clothing, etc., together with a half-sovereign.

      July. An old silver watch, an old metal watch, and an old shilling.--2 coats, 1 jacket, one waistcoat, 1 pair of trousers, and 1 pair of garters. 5 dresses, a body, and 2 shillings.--9 penwipers, 4 babies' shirts, 9 mats, 1 pair of baby's boots, 2 nightcaps, 6 pinafores, 2 pairs of watch pockets, 1 ribbon mat, 1 pincushion, 2 needlebooks, and 3 book-markers.--2 dolls, 2 dolls' hats, a pair of bracelets, a pincushion, a needlebook, a shaving cloth, a sampler, 2 pairs of cuffs, a kettle-holder, a penwiper, a pair of baby's shoes, a book-mark, a bag, a watch-guard, a pinafore, and a pamphlet.--2 buckles, a smelling-bottle, some mock pearls, 3 hair bracelets, a hair ring, and a wig.

      August. Some fancy envelopes.--A ring, 2 shirt studs, and a watch-hook.--A pattern for a collar.--A ring from Stroud.--12 new bonnets.--A brooch, a bracelet, a book-marker, some cuffs, a pattern for work, and some trimming.--A frame for ladies' work.--"From the friend at Devizes," 2 skirts of dresses, a jacket, and a shawl.--Some pencil lead for polishing.--Some knitting and sewing cotton.--2 old wedding rings.--3 balls.--8 book-marks, 4 postage-stamp cases, and 6 pincushions.

      September. A parcel containing some worsted, some brass thimbles, bodkins, and needles.--4 black ostrich feathers, 1 white ditto, 4 colored drawings.--3 pairs of socks, 6 pairs of stockings, and 2 waistcoats.--A pair of patent renovators (or flesh gloves).--A small work-bag of silk and straw.--A guinea piece, a lace habit shirt, a pair of lace sleeves, and a French cambric handkerchief.--3 collars, 1 pocket handkerchief, and 1 pair of sleeves.--2 flannel petticoats, a table cover, a silver wine-strainer, a silver marrow spoon, 1 sugar spoon, a punch ladle, 6 chemises, and 6 pinafores.--A small hamper of books.--1 alpaca coat, 1 check waistcoat, 1 pair of trousers, 3 pairs of shoes, 1 travelling cap, 1 pair of spectacles in case, 2 pairs of boots, 2 muffetees, 1 pair of gaiters, 1 pair of boots, 8 copper pens, 1 pair of slippers, 1 black leather bag, 1 pair of new boots, 1 coat, 1 waistcoat, 5 pairs of gloves, 1 pair of braces, a necktie, a dressing box, 2 brushes, 3 razors, a stiletto, a pair of spectacles, and 2 pieces of teeth set in gold.--12 book covers, 7 small ditto, 1 small box, 4 ditto in one.--A large box of toys.--A collar.--A large tea chest, containing 160 articles of ladies' dress, etc.--A dress, 3 bodies, 3 berthas, a waistband, a pair of cuffs, a feather, an ornament for the hair, some artificial flowers, some whalebone, and some pieces of ribbon.--A cloth mantle, a velvet jacket, and a muslin ditto.

      October. 3 pairs of crotchet ladies' slippers, and 1 pair of child's ditto.--A pair of gilt bracelets, a collar, a pair of cuffs, and a pair of worked sleeves.--2 paper mats, a bead ditto, a plaister case, 3 needlebooks, 5 small cushions, 4 pincushions, 2 penwipers, a book-mark, 2 little baskets, a little bag, a doll, a pair of candlestick ornaments, and 6 napkin rings. The parcel also contained 5s. from "Hephzibah."--An urn-stand, a bag, and a mat.--A collar.--6 pence purses.--3 dolls' bonnets.--"A Canadian lady's purse."--9 pairs of boots, 3 pairs of shoes, and a single boot, all new.

      November. A box containing 5 bonnets, 2 muslin jackets, 1 silk ditto, 1 silk body, 3 muslin dresses, 1 silk ditto, 1 barege skirt, 18 pairs of fine stockings, 17 pairs of coarse ditto, 3 pairs of boots, 3 stockings, 10 chemises, 3 pairs of drawers, 5 nightdresses, some pieces of ribbon, and a few artificial flowers.--6 pairs of night socks.--A riding habit, a box, a silk body, some velvet trimming, some satin ditto, 2 waistbands, some fringe, some satin ribbon, a feather, a scarf, a veil, and a pair of woollen sleeves.--3 silver coins.--A silver tablespoon, some satin trimming, and a frill.--4 dresses, a skirt, a jacket, 3 children's skirts, and 2 frocks.--A small gold pencil-case, a gold breastpin, and a pair of small gold earrings.--A collar.--3 antimacassars, and a baby's cap.--2 silver coins, and a pair of silver shirt studs.--7 boys' shirts.--A jacket and a feather.--A jacket, a pair of drawers, 2 chemises, 2 nightcaps, 5 skirts, and 1 body.--4 pairs of new boots, and 2 pairs of new shoes.--A crumb scraper.

      Mr. Müller, as a faithful steward, renders an annual account of all the sums intrusted to him. Appended (p. 476) is the "Auditor's Report" for 1859-60, showing the total amount in hand for the year, including the building fund, to have been £72,188, 16s. 5¾d.--almost three hundred and fifty thousand dollars. Mr. M. says:--

      The audited accounts, together with the books containing the income and expenses, may be inspected by the donors. I particularly state this, because I do not publish a list of the donors, nor do I mention their names otherwise, in order that there may not be held out the least temptation of giving for the sake of worldly applause; but, at the same time, as I do this work in the light, it can bear the light, and therefore any donor can satisfy himself, if he please, that his donation is accounted for.

      To avoid mistakes, delays, and other difficulties, I would request that all letters for me should be directed to my house, No. 21, Paul Street, Kingsdown, Bristol.

      GEORGE MÜLLER.

      Bristol, July 2, 1860.

      

THE INCOME AND EXPENSES OF THE INSTITUTION FOR 1859-60.

The Income of the first four objects
from May 26, 1859, to May 26, 1860.
The Expenses of the first four objects
from May 26, 1859, to May 26, 1860.
  £ s. d.   £ s. d.
By balance in hand on May 26, 1859 2,009 11 For all the schools 515 4 4
  "  Donations 7,029 14 10   "  Bibles 398 3 7
  "  Sale of articles given for the purpose 35 17 7   "  missionary purposes 5,019 6 1
  "  Sale of tracts 636 2   "  tracts 1,650 11
  "  Sale of Bibles 152 8 9   "  stationery 2 14 8
  "  Payments of the children in the day schools 97 4 6   "  postage 32 17 5
   Balance in hand on May 26, 1860 2,392 2
  £10,010 19   £10,010 19

The Income for the orphans,
from May 26, 1859, to May 26, 1860.
The Expenses for the orphans,
from May 26, 1859, to May 26, 1860.
  £ s. d.   £ s. d.
By balance in hand on May 26, 1859, 7,461 19 1 Current expen's in connection with the Orphan Houses. 7,255 17 6
  "  donations in money 8,714 6 For the Apprentices 200 5
  "  sale of articles given for the purpose 570 13   "  18,000 copies of the Twentieth Report 179 3 0
  "  sale of Reports 173 18 3   "  postage and carriage of boxes and parcels 57 1
  "  cash paid on behalf of orphans, 137 5 4   "  stationery 7 6
    Balance in hand on May 26, 1860 9,858 8
  £17,058 2 5   £17,058 2 5

Income for the Building Fund,
from May 26, 1859, to May 26, 1860.
Expenditure in connection with the Building Fund.
  £ s. d.   £ s. d.
By amount received up to May 26, 1859 41,911 15 11 Expended up to May 26, 1859 21,402 18 10
  "  Donations in money 1,964 6   "  for additional furniture, etc., on the new Orphan House, No. 2. 49 0
  "  Sale of grass and rent of the field, March 25, 1859, to March 25, 1861 72 0 0   "  on the building of the new Orphan House, No. 3 2,379 4 9
  "  Interest 1,120 14 5 Balance in hand on May 26, 1860 21,282 10 0
  "  Drawbacks of property tax 44 17 9    
  £45,113 14   £45,113 14

      Bristol, June 22, 1860.

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See Also:
   Preface
   Introduction
   Chapter 1 - Boyhood and Youth
   Chapter 2 - The Prodigal's Return
   Chapter 3 - Self-Dedication
   Chapter 4 - Leaning On Jesus
   Chapter 5 - Ministry at Bristol Begun
   Chapter 6 - The Scriptural Knowledge Institution
   Chapter 7 - Home for Destitute Orphans
   Chapter 8 - The Field Widening
   Chapter 9 - Trial
   Chapter 10 - Deliverance
   Chapter 11 - Asking and Receiving
   Chapter 12 - Plenty And Want
   Chapter 13 - Faith Strengthened by Exercise
   Chapter 14 - Walking in Darkness
   Chapter 15 - Prosperity
   Chapter 16 - Stewardship
   Chapter 17 - Reaping Bountifully
   Chapter 18 - Faith Confirmed by Prosperity
   Chapter 19 - Continued Mercies
   Chapter 20 - A New Victory Of Faith
   Chapter 21 - Unvarying Prosperity
   Chapter 22 - Reaping in Joy
   Chapter 23 - Three Years of Prosperity
   Chapter 24 - Conclusion
   Appendix

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