March 22, 1859
My Dear Sir:
I am much obliged by your ready attention to my letter respecting the meteorological observations, and have no doubt of the goodness of your selection of a new observer. Of course, Mr. Baxter is aware of the importance of regularity in the observations and would not have undertaken the office if likely to be deterred from such regularity by his professional duties.
Brisbane is a rather more suitable place for carrying on the observations than Cape Morton as the letter indicated the character of the climate at sea rather than on land. I send D. Baxter a book of instructions by this post and remain
My Dear Sir
N McLeary Esquire