7 Feby 1871
I have to request answers to the following questions
(1) Did you receive a copy of “Instructions” about the same time you received the Meteorological Instruments?
(2) If so; Did you read them?
(3) If not: Why not?
(4) Are you aware who imposed the observations upon you?
Your Return for January is almost worthless because you have not been guided by your Instructions.
I have the honor to be
H C Russell
Mr J R Ferris