The Pamphlet Collection of Sir Robert Stout: Volume 31
From Rev. Charles Connor, Presbyterian Minister, Oamaru. Oamaru, January 8th, 1866
January 8th, 1866.
It gives me much pleasure to testify to the excellent character of Miss Elizabeth K. Hay. While teacher the District School here, she was beloved by the children, greatly respected by the parents, gave the utmost satisfaction to the School Committee; and all interested in the School felt that they had lost a valuable teacher to the District, and one every way qualified for the position she held.page 9
she is kind and affable in her manners, prudent and circumspect in co-operating with, and in carrying forward the views of her employers.
If she is successful in procuring the situation for which she now applies, I am confident she will efficiently, energetically and conscientiously discharge the duties devolving in her, and give the Teacher and Committee no reason to regret their choice of her as an instructor and trainer of youth.
(Signed) Charles Connor.