Todd A. Herring Archival Collection

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A letter from a "man of business" to his employer, William Kennedy Lawrie, a wealthy landowner with holdings in both Scotland and the Caribbean, regarding the hiring of a "farm servant." Dunlop names a specific man, John Smith, and the terms Smith has stated for his employment, which include 75 pounds in wages, the keeping of a cow, a house and garden, two pounds of meal a week and nearly the same in potatoes, plus two carts to get his family to the farm. Dunlop notes these terms are perhaps a little high, but that Smith is an excellent worker and "is among the best ploughmen we have here." This item was included in the Scrawl and Order exhibit, http://lib.msstate.edu/exhibits/past/.

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1840

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correspondence

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MSS_658_Dunlop_to_Lawrie_1810a

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Mississippi State University Libraries, Special Collections Department, Manuscripts Division, Todd A. Herring Collection

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Letter, George Dunlop, Glasgow, to William Kennedy Lawrie, Redcastle, Near Castle Douglas, Galloway, Scotland, 1810

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