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  •  Although a charter was procured in 1846, the orphan school did not open until Oct. 3, 1849.  Fourteen pupils were present at the formal opening.  Pinkerton remarked on the occasion:  “Let the universal church remember one of the parting sayings of her dear Redeemer to His disciples, ‘[T]he poor ye have always with you.’ He then gathered the unfortunates in His arms and laid them upon the bosom of His church.  How shall we answer to Him in the day of eternity if this sacred charge should remain neglected?” (pp. 37-38).
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