17 April 1871
In February last I wrote to the Railway Station Master Muswellbrook the letter of which I now enclose a copy and to which I have received no answer. I have therefore to request that he may be called upon to answer that letter and enable me to trace a valuable set of Instruments which have been on the road from Sydney to Inverell many months.
I have the honor to be
Your obedient servant
H C Russell
The Under Secretary for Public Works