To John O'Shanassy1    11 January 1859

Melbourne bot. & zoological Gardens

11 January 1859.

Sir

I have the honor to solicit, that you will be pleased to issue the authorities for the following expenditures during the quarter ending 31 March 1859.

 

Salaries for Gov. Botanist, Assistant, Curator and Overseer2

£350

Wages for Gardeners, Carpenters, Labourers, Signwriters &c. varying according to employment from 12/ to 7/ per day, including also wages for a carter with his horse & cart at a rate not exceeding £1. per diem, and wages for one boatsman & his boat not exceeding

 

16/— per diem

£1200

Purchase of useful animals.

£200

Purchase of plants

50

Forage and food for animals

120

Expenses of publishing work on indigenous plants

80

Incidental expenses

25

I have the honor to be

Sir

Your most obedient & humble Servant

Ferd. Mueller

 

The Honorable the Chief Secretary.

MS written by Carl Wilhelmi and signed by M.
Overseer underlined and MS annotation in margin who?

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