ITM846731 Colonial Secretary's Inwards Correspondence - 1860

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Queensland State Archives Colonial Secretary's Office Inwards Correspondence 01 Jan 1860 - 31 Dec 1860 S 5253 ITM846731 Dept No 001 The legibility of this item may be reduced due to the following factors: Minimal Impression Faded Ink Iron Gall ink halo and lacing Dicoloured paper Torn or creased pages

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[written in red ink, at top of page]

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[on right] {2nd January, 1860 -}

[centred] {Suggesting that Dr Bell's home would be Convenient temporary Offices -}

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[on right] Colonial Architect's Office Brisbane 31 Decr 1859

Sir

In obedience to the intructions of the Colonial Treasurer I have the honour to inform you that I have inspected the Building in Queen Street, known as the " old Lock Up," with a view to its improvement; in order that it might be made serviceable as Public Offices: but on a careful examination of the state of delapidation in which the building is, and the small number of apartments - there being only four available rooms - I would suggest that Dr Bell's House be rented by the Government as temporary offices. ---

I do myself the honour to inform you that Dr Bell agrees

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The Honble

The Colonial Secretary

Brisbane }

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to let his premises to the Government for a period of six months at the rate of £260 per annum; the Government to have the option of Continuing for nine months, at the same rental, on Condition that one month's notice to quit be given (by the Government). - Dr Bell also agrees to leave all the window blinds for the use of the Offices. - The premises to be rendered up in good repair, - reasonable wear and tear excepted. ---

I have the honour to be

Sir

Your most obedient servant

[signed] Charles Tiffin

Col. Archt.

P.S. The rental to commence from 1st February 1860. ---

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{Wm Moriarty Submit to Council Decr 30/59. [initials] G.F.B.}

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[top left, in red ink] {60 - 1 -}

R R Mackenzie Esquire

Dear Sir,

In accordance with the Communications I have received, I now write to offer my brick house, at the corner of George and Queen Streets, for Government purposes, at a rent of three hundred pounds per annum; to be let for a period of not less than six months. I cannot undertake to make any alterations, but to have it in good repair, to be delivered up to me in the same condition. The favor of an early answer will oblige.

I am,

Dear Sir,

Yrs v'y respectfully

[signed] H. Bell

December 20th

1859.

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[top left] {Submit to Council [initials] GFB}

Withdraw for the present from the consideration of the Executive Council in order that the Colonial Architect may be required to report upon the state of the public buildings adjacent to the Court House, and [added sideways] (now) occupied {[in pencil] by} the Exchange and otherwise.

[initials] A.O.M.

30th Decr

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