To John Foster   4 July 1853

Botanic Garden, Melbourne

4 July 1853

Sir,

I do myself the honor to inform you, for communication to his Excellency the Governor, that I transmitted this day to the Auditor General the schedulae1 shewing the estimates of the probable necessary expenditure in the comming and the supplementary estimates for this year for the department entrusted to my care and for the botanic gardens.2

After receiving the documents with your instructions, I did not fail to pay instantly ful attention to your request and after due deliberations with the Superintendent of the bot. gardens I feel convinced, that the recommended appearently large expenditure is not greater as called for by urgent necessity.

I have the honor to be, Sir, your most obedient and humble servant

Ferd. Mueller,

Government Botanist

 

The honorable the Colonial Secretary.

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See Victoria, Legislative Council (1852) Estimates of the ways and means, and of the probable expenditure of the Colonial Government of Victoria, for the year 1853, Melbourne; Victoria, Legislative Council (1853) Additional supplementary estimate for 1852, and supplementary estimate for 1853, Melbourne; and Victoria, Legislative Council (1853) Estimates of the ways and means, and of the probable expenditure of the Colonial Government of Victoria for the year 1854, and the supplementary estimate for the year 1853, Melbourne.

Please cite as “FVM-53-07-04,” in Correspondence of Ferdinand von Mueller, edited by R.W. Home, Thomas A. Darragh, A.M. Lucas, Sara Maroske, D.M. Sinkora, J.H. Voigt and Monika Wells accessed on 8 August 2022, https://epsilon.ac.uk/view/vonmueller/letters/53-07-04