Letter of Resignation, Menindee, 17 October 1860.
|Original item held at the State Library of Victoria, SLV MS13071, Box 2082/2e (1-4).|
Statements sent by members of the Victorian Exploring Expedition to the Exploration Committee.
Beckler's statements, Darling River, 16 October 1860, together with a letter of resignation.
Dated 17 October 1860. Manuscript, handwritten in ink on blue foolscap paper, 17 pages.
Received in Melbourne on Monday, 3 December 1860 and read at an Ordinary meeting of the Exploration Committee held that day. Present: Wilkie (chair) and Macadam.
Business: To receive despatches from the expedition (including Wills' second surveyors report and a chart of the route prepared by the surveyor, and a report from Dr Beckler about his exploratory trip to the Scropes Ranges and his resignation.
The Camp, western bank of River Darling
To comply with your request I hereby state the reasons for my resignation:
I am, Sir, your obedient servant