3 FEBRUARY 1866, Page 1

Mr. Peabody, who recently gave 150,000/. to be expended by

trustees for the benefit of the poor of London, has this week given 100,000/. more for the same object, the two gifts making up, we imagine, the largest amount ever presented to a charity during the donor's lifetime. The money will be expended, as before, on the erection of houses for the poor, and we trust that Mr. Peabody has added a condition that the published accounts shall be intel- ligible.