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Document number: 8775
Date: 22 Dec 1863
Recipient: TALBOT William Henry Fox
Author: MACDONALD James Leonard
Collection: British Library, London, Manuscripts - Fox Talbot Collection
Collection number historic: Acc 21837 (envelope)
Last updated: 19th November 2012

Dear Sir

I feel I am acting very boldly in writing to you. – however I have been actuated to do so thro’ some feeling that in your appointing a Clergyman to the Vicarage of Laycock you would look around you for a suitable man & that therefore one unknown to you might be permitted to bring himself under your notice.

I am a Graduate, in full orders, unmarried, thirty years of age & since my ordination I have had much experience in every particular of my profession. I have been a fellow labourer here for some time with the Revd W. M. Falloon to whom I refer you & if needs be – I can supply other & abundant testimony to my usefulness &c &c

I am Dear Sir Your obt st.
J. L. Macdonald

St. Brides
Decr 22nd 1863.

I beg to enclose my Carte de visite.

H.F.Talbot Esq
Laycock Abbey

8 Rutland