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The Late Mr. George Moore
The death of this benevolent and public-spirited citizen of London is much regretted. It took place at Carlisle, on Tuesday week, as mentioned in the last obituary, from the hurts caused by a runaway horse knocking him down in the street. Mr Moore had a country house near Carlisle, being a native of Cumberland. He had been fifty years in London, employed in the business of that great firm, now styled Copestake, Moore & Crampton, manufacturers of lace and sewn muslin, in Bow ChurchYard. He never sought, or would accept, the honours of municipal or parliamentary election; but he was a most active and liberal supporter of all good works in religion, charity, and popular instruction. Among the many good institutions which owe their existence or success to Mr Moore may be named the Commercial Travellers' Orphan School, the Royal Hospital for Incurables, the British Home for Incurables, a special branch of the Female Mission Among Fallen Women, the Little Boys' Home, and the Field Lane Ragged Schools. He had also for many years shared in conducting a truly Christian experiment for the private reformation of thieves. Finding the neighbourhood of Somers Town in a very neglected and forlorn condition, six or seven years ago, he built a church and schools there. While carrying on these good works in the great city where he had made his fortune and his home, he constantly worked for the benefit of his native county, rebuilding schools, finding proper masters for them, and adding liberally to the scanty livings of the churches.