Physical description

Foolscap letter on Ballarat Water Supply Office letterhead. The letter is hand written in ink and is signed by the secretary J.Cathcart

Inscriptions & markings

Written in ink
"4th May 1898
Referring to your letter of the 6th instant and to previous correspondence relative to a meter being affixed to the water supply pipe in the School of Mines.
I have the honor y direction to inform you that the request of the commissioner must be at once complied with, and failing that, the supply of water to the School will have reluctantly to be discontinued.
I have the honor to be
Your most Obedient Servant
J. Cathcart

The Director
School of Mines