11 Macquarie St. South
Sydney April 30th 1857
I beg to inform you that I have selected The Lunatic Asylum at Parramatta for the establishment of a Meteorological Observatory, and that you are appointed provisionally to the office of Observer at a salary of Twenty Pounds per annum from 1st May; such appointment being subject to the approval of the Government.
The Instruments will be forwarded to you by Steamer on Saturday next and you will be good enough to attend to their safe removal to the Asylum. I propose to visit Paramatta with a view to their erection on Monday next.
I am Sir
Your obedient Servant