My dear Mr Fison
As I have a little leisure this
morning I must send you a line.
I received yours of the 10th Oct just as I was
leaving home to attend a Board of Advice
to which I have been named by te Government
- as if I had not enough to do. Consequently
I have carried your letter about ever since
hoping to reply. The Board of Advice has dragged
me all over Victoria to all the goldfields
and I have not had a moment to call
my own. Our functions are to advise the
best means of encouraging mining +c.
I told you I had written to Boyd Dawkins
I did write but after posting [your - crossed out] the letter to you
I did not post the one to B. D. but kept it
to think over. Subsequently I posted it so
that in time we shall hear. He will do all
he can for us I know. I have written to
Ellery but have as yet no reply and I
know that he has been in Sydney.
The Revd Lorimer Fison