Letter – Thomas Dickinson to John Grey – 22 Mar 1834

Document Type: Letter
Date: 22 Mar 1834
Correspondent: Thomas Dickinson
Recipient: John Grey
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Spency Croft.	Alston

22nd March 1834

John Grey Esq


      In reply to your enquiry for a Gamekeeper, I take the liberty to name George Wallace as a proper person, he is a single Man, 29 Years of Age, near 6 feet high, of sober, industrious habits, and of good character - from the enquiries I have made I understand he is a pretty good Shot, is capable of training Dogs & destroying Vermin. At present he is employed by the London Lead Company as under keeper at 15/- a week wages, and he says he has no objections to accept the Situation if he can better himself by doing so, and if it was thought proper he would call upon the Gentleman previous to being engaged.

      G Wallace has a taste for Musick, he is one of the Alston Band, can play on various instruments, and at present is engaged teaching Singing in Garrigill Church.  

      I am Sir Your Obt. Hble Servt

      Thos Dickinson

[on verso:] 6d / John Grey Esq / Greenwich Hospital Office / Corbridge 

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