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Old 06-09-2016, 03:53 AM
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A cheque for 50 pounds - a very large sum at that time - was found on Druitt's body. It is often said that this must have been a severance payment from the School, in lieu of notice. If so, then he was dismissed in person and well before his death.

But we are not sure who drew that cheque.
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A cheque for 50 pounds - a very large sum at that time - was found on Druitt's body. It is often said that this must have been a severance payment from the School, in lieu of notice. If so, then he was dismissed in person and well before his death.

But we are not sure who drew that cheque.
In my opinion, as likely (maybe more likely) to be for his Barrister work.
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If the headmaster saw evidence of mental illness, he would have no choice but to let Druitt go. Since Monty's note indicated mental illness which he himself recognized, that could be the reason for his dismissal. What would anyone do when an employee, a teacher of 10 to 12-year-old boys was showing erratic behaviour. And it could have been done with regret, I am assuming Druitt was likeable, whether gay or not, and letting him go was necessary but not an enjoyable task.
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I'm struggling to find anything whatsoever that suggests Druitt was Jack.
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Then let me ease your struggle, John Wheat, and recommend my own book (from your local library) which attempts to prove that the evidence against Montie Druitt was certainly compelling and convincing to a VIP clique of his fellow toffs. An American reviewer was kind enough to open his generous critique of my book by writing:

"I have read many Jack the Ripper books, some very well written and argued, but this is the first to convince me the 1880's case has been definitively solved, and, in fact could have been laid to rest 124 years ago..."

Here's the full review:

http://www.mysteryscenemag.com/41-re...JyaXBwZXIncyJd

I was also asked to speak recently to 83 members of an Australasian Forensics Society about my book and its "case disguised" theory/solution. I was very humbled by the invitation. Judging by the positive feedback afterwards, many found it intriguing as to how an infamous true crime story, one that was [posthumously] solved -- and the solution broadly shared with the public -- could be rebooted, a generation later, as an unsolved case.
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Then let me ease your struggle, John Wheat, and recommend my own book (from your local library) which attempts to prove that the evidence against Montie Druitt was certainly compelling and convincing to a VIP clique of his fellow toffs. An American reviewer was kind enough to open his generous critique of my book by writing:

"I have read many Jack the Ripper books, some very well written and argued, but this is the first to convince me the 1880's case has been definitively solved, and, in fact could have been laid to rest 124 years ago..."

Here's the full review:

http://www.mysteryscenemag.com/41-re...JyaXBwZXIncyJd

I was also asked to speak recently to 83 members of an Australasian Forensics Society about my book and its "case disguised" theory/solution. I was very humbled by the invitation. Judging by the positive feedback afterwards, many found it intriguing as to how an infamous true crime story, one that was [posthumously] solved -- and the solution broadly shared with the public -- could be rebooted, a generation later, as an unsolved case.
Thanks but no thanks. Everything I've ever read regarding Druitt suggests that he shouldn't even be a Ripper suspect and I know your book will not convince me otherwise.

Cheers John
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