Letter of G. B. Ramsay to Chief Superintendent Adams, August 13, 1886
Dear Sir, We are now preparing for our forthcoming Football Season and shall require from three to a dozen policemen (according to the importance of the match) nearly every Saturday and Monday afternoon. Therefore would like to have an arrangement with you to the effect that I send you a cheque or Postal Order at the end of every month, which would release your men half an hour or more instead of waiting for about for their money.
Then again I understand that a neighbouring club only pays 1/- per man for the same time. Could you not reduce the rate you charge us from 5/-, which will amount to a considerable item every week. Your very kind consideration of this will much oblige.
I require two policemen for Monday evening next August 16th at Wellington Road, Perry Barr at 5.30.pm.
Geo B Ramsay,
Aston Villa Football Club