The above extract reads:
"Machynlleth:- The parish contains 2482 inhabitants
consisting partly of tradespeople and small farmers but for the
most part of agricultural laborers who are represented as being
very poor. The adjoining Parish of Llanwrin contains 822 inhabitants.
The Parish of Machynlleth contains only one school which is attended
in consequence by children of persons belonging to different
ranks of life & of such various ages as to make it a difficult
task to supply each with satisfactory instruction. An infant
school would in some measure remedy this difficulty.
There are recent endowments for the support Education in the
Parish. The present income of which amounting to £54.14.10
is appropriated to the support of the following school. It is
stated that the subscriptions have decreased of late from £30
to £23 pounds and that the funds of the school are further
diminished by allowing all children gratuitous instruction
without reference to their ability to pay. The master being allowed
to take a few pay scholars who are exempt from the necessity
of learning the Church Catechism."
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