Swan Hill, 8 July 1861.
|Original item held at the State Library of Victoria, SLV MS13071, Box 2085/5a, Item 5.|
Victorian Relief Expedition Records, Dispatches sent by members of the Relief Expeditions to the EC.
Alfred William Howitt dispatch, [Swan Hill], 8 July 1861.
I have the honour to report for your consideration that Mr Welch, surveyor to the Exploring Contingent, is suffering from congestion of the retina, caused by a flash of light whilst taking an observation.
I am administering the usual remedies, and am happy to state that I am of opinion that he will be enabled to resume his duties in a week or two.
I have the honour to be, sir,
To the Hon Dr Macadam, Hon Sec Exploring Committee.