The Pamphlet Collection of Sir Robert Stout: Volume 31
(From Alexander Morrison, Esq.) Stornoway, 11th January, 1853
11th January, 1853.
The bearer, Mr. Wm. B. Mackay, has taught the Free Church Congregational School here for the period of one year and eleven months, during which time he conducted the school with great ability. His qualifications as a teacher are of no in ordinary kind, his information is very extensive, and he possesses an aptness for communicating knowledge to his pupils with very great clearness. His amiable manner cannot fail to gain the affections of his scholars. In short, he possesses the qualifications necessary for an efficient and successful teacher, while his prudence and exemplary character have secured for him the respect and esteem of the community.
(Signed) Alex. Morrison.