24th Janry 1871
I was very much surprised to hear this morning from my assistant that you had not sent in the monthly meteorological Returns for 1870. I have been myself too busy to attend to it and took it for granted that when I restored the pay you would send in the Returns.
I cannot pay the last quarter salary until I receive the whole of the returns for 1870 and we want them as soon as possible for the Annual Return.
I have the honor to be
H C Russell
Mr S Robins??