I can with pleasure give you a good character as during the three years you were with me at Salthouse you were a good Industrious lad and made good headway on the Farm. My Bailiff "Crowe" always spoke well of you. I understand you are going to Australia. If so I wish you Good Health and Every Success in your undertaking, Yours Truly M B Sands
The Rector of Salthouse and Kelling, William Bramley Sayle Dalby, wrote a reference for Charlie:
Mr Charles High,
You are at liberty to state that I knew you as a lad to be steady and industious when you were living with your late aunt Mrs Moy in Salthouse, and that I believe you regularly contributed towards the support of the home.
It is now however some little time since I saw or heard of you and I have no information as to what you have been doing in the interval.
I wish you success in your endeavour to emigrate to Australia.