Letter of Commendation
Londesborough Rectory, Market Weigton. I cannot allow Henry Johnson and Ellen Johnson his wife to leave England without of a word of recommendation from me to any Clergyman or Employer who may read this letter. Ellen Johnson has been well known to me for twenty two years. having resided in my house seven years and her husband has been known to me for upwards of fifteen years. They are an exemplary couple, industrious, persevering, honest, religious, and thoroughly respected by all who know them. They have struggled on patiently and bravely against many difficulties here, and deserve to prosper anywhere. I much regret that they should have to leave their native land but our colonies are enriched by such accessions of worth and goodness from the Mother Country. Their children have been well brought up, and will doubtless become useful inhabitants of Queensland. I must add that Henry and Ellen Johnson are Communicant of the Church of England and much attached to their Church. I trust wherever they may settle they will be met and cheered and strengthened by its ministrations. I heartily commend them to any brother clergyman. Henry and Ellen Johnson are in the prime of life and I trust they will be spared for many years of profitable work. Earnestly praying that they may be preserved and prospered by Almighty God. I remain Their sincere Friend and Well Wishes. Richard Wilton, M.A. Rector of Londesborough E. Yorkshire and Domestic Chaplain at Lord Londesborough. Signed by Richard Wilton.
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