68 Royal Observatory May 5 1870 Sir I have the honor to request that the Colonial Secretary will be pleased to approve of my disposing of the annual vote of £120 for the purpose of taking Meteorological Observations in different parts of the Colony in such proportions and in such places as I may think it expedient for the Publick benefit without limitation for a first scale of remuneration for each individual observer Voucher for each payment with details being returned to the Treasury as usual.
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764 Govt Observatory 28th December 1874 Sir I have the honor to request authority to sell the following Instruments which are of no use to the Observatory now that the Transit of Venus is over. 5 inch telescope and stand 4¼ inch “ “ 10¾ inch silvered glass reflector & stand 2 small Equatorial stands 2 Temporary wooden observatories??
219 Sydney Observatory 23 December 1870 Sir I have the honor to enclose herewith authority for the appointment of Mr H A Dickson?? to the office of Computer in the Observatory. It has been delayed through my absence on duty.
Royal Observatory Sydney Decr 6th 1869 Sir In my progress Report June the 4th last I pointed out the unexpected difficulties and expenses attending the measurement of the Base Line at Lake George.
114 Government Observatory Sept 19th 1870 Sir I have the honor to inform you that in accordance with your letter of the 19th of August (70.6950) I have given security to the Treasury to the extent of (£200) two hundred pounds.