October 4 1870
I have again to urge your compliance with printed instructions for you still send in your rain measures in decimals both in your daily returns and monthly.
And the instructions are definite “the number of divisions under water”, you are also very confident that you have made no mistake in the return but on the 20th September a rather large error occurred in your rainfall as entered in the ?? either in the weight or measure which I shall be glad to have corrected.
The Government Printer has not yet sent in the note Books but one will be sent to you as soon as they are received.
If the fence for protecting ?? cost anything send me a signed voucher and I will forward the amount.
I have the honor to be
H C Russell
Mr G. J. Howell