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PRESENTATION., Issue 8014, 17 September 1889
The employes and ex-employes of Messrs George Peacock and Son met last evening for the purpose of making a presentation to their late manager, Mr J. H. Gay. Mr Hayworth, on behalf of the employed, presented Mr Gay with an address, of which the following is a copy : It is with extreme regret (hat we have witnessed the termination of your engagement with the firm by which we are or have been employed. During the time we have been connected with yo» we have always found you most kind and obliging, and in every way agreeable and considerate in your dealings with us. We have also seen iu the faithfulness and energy with which you have fulfilled the duties of your management an encouragement to industry and an example by which we could not fail to profit. You have always by your conduct impressed upon us the better part of fulfilling our duties through conscientious motives, and we have continually under your management experienced the wholesome effects of suoh an influence. It has seemed to us only a necessary consequence of your consistent behaviour that the business of the establishment has thri von and increased. In taking farewell of you we desire to express our best wishes for your future, and to assure you of our continued friendship.
Mr Qay, in reply, said that he was gratified to learn that he had had the employes' approval in the past and their good wishes for hid future welfare in business. He thought he could say, without being considered in any way egotistical, that it had always been his effort to be considerate and just in his dealings with them and honest and zealous in fulfilling his duties towards hie employer. It had been a great satisfaction to him to find that his efforts had been appreciated by the employee. The success of the business had not been due to his efforts alone, but had resulted in no small degree from their hearty co-operation given zealously and faithfully, whether ho was present on the premises or at a distance. On the whole, it would have been impossible for any manager to have been associated with a better body of work people, and whatever his future business might be, it could not provide pleasanter relations than had existed between them and him during the time he was the representative here of Messrs Peacock and Co,
The address, whioli has been illuminated by Mr Hawcridge, Is in book form, and throughout is an entire novelty. Avoiding the usual brilliantly-colored ornament, he has produced a chaste, harmonious, and novel work of art, A medallion portrait of Mr Gay, executed with fidelity of likeness, is introduced surrounded by a unique spray of wild roses and forget-me-nots. The taste and execution displayed are of a high order, and speak volumes for the ability of the artist.
A pleasing ceremony took place yesterday afternoon at Messrs Burrow andCo.'s bootfactory.whenMrJamesM'Donaldwaspresented with a tea and coffee set, on the occasion of his marriage. The presentation was made by Mr G. Restieaux on behalf of the employes of the factory.
PRESENTATION., Issue 8014, 17 September 1889
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