The Astronomer to The Hon. The Colonial Secretary enclosing Estimates for 1858
11 Macquarie St. South
May 6th 1857
The enclosed Estimates though necessarily vague and inaccurate will not I trust prove very incorrect. I have proposed one additional salary for a working man to act as Messenger and Porter to take the entire charge of the Observatory Computing Room and Library and (if possible) of such public walks or grounds as may be attached to the Observatory; the ……… of some such person is evidently necessary.
The Estimates for 1858 are larger than may be expected in future years as including the whole of the furniture necessary for the use of the Observatory.
I have the honour to be
Your most obedient Servant
The Hon. The Colonial Secretary