The Pamphlet Collection of Sir Robert Stout: Volume 31
(From John Drysdale, Esq., M.D., Port Chalmers.)
Mr. W. B. Mackay has been intimately known to me for the last two or three years, more especially during the last twenty months, for which period I have been a member of the Port Chal users Grammar School Committee. In this capacity I have had ample opportunity of forming a correct opinion as to Mr. Mackay's scholarship and abilities generally, and it gives me pleasure to state that I consider him an etcellent and efficient teacher, as well as a his of considerable erudition. The success of the school during his rector ship, and the highly creditable exhibition made by the page 12 pupils at the annual examinations, bear better testimony to this than any words of mine. I may say, in conclusion, that I consider him well qualified for the appointment for which I understand he is at present an applicant.
John Drysdale, M.D.Port Chalmers,
October 4th, 1873.