The Telegraph Station Master
The Bearer of this letter Mr Slowman will see that the Instruments are properly erected and in good order.
And I shall be glad if you will give him any assistance he may require for that purpose and he will bring with him the old Instruments.
The new Instruments are sent in consequence of the determination to make Armidale a First Class Station. And In [sic] future it will be necessary for you to send me by telegraph the observations taken at 9am and 3pm each day: Sundays excepted.
I have the honour to be
Your Obedient Servant