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35/9622 3d December 1835
231
Commissariat Office
Sydney 3rd December 1835.
No. 182
Sir,
In answer to your
letter of Yesterday, requesting
that a Dripstone may
be shipped on Board the
"Richmond" for the use of
the Commandant at
Moreton Bay, I have the
honor to acquaint you for
the information of His
Excellency the Governor that
at present there are none
in Store.
I have the honor to be
Sir
Your Obedient servant
W Miller
ACG
The Honble. The Colonial Secretary

Sydney

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Seconddaughter

I am sorry, I seem to have the wrong idea about transcribing. I thought we would see on the left of the screen the original document and type the transcription on the right hand side. I have transcribed for Trove and thought this was the same process. However, the page on the left is completely black and I cannot read anything. On the right side is lines of words that don't follow. I apologise if I have made this difficult for someone else. Thank you.

Les

There's a short steep learning curve at first, but keep at it, you will pick it up quickly. The scroll wheel on your mouse is helpful, as sometimes the page shows up as black but you have to zoom out.

Belinda

Hi @Seconddaughter, it sounds like there might have been a problem with what you saw (or didn't see on the left of the screen). What should have appeared is a digitised image of the original handwritten letter and on the right is the text which has been generated by the text recognition software. And as you saw it was far from perfect. Let me know if you continue to have the same problem with the images not appearing on the left hand screen. And thanks @Les for the zooming out tip.

Seconddaughter

Thank you Les and Belinda for your kind assistance. I am using an iPad with attached keyboard. Maybe that is my problem. Are there many more documents to translate?

Les

@seconddaughter and @Belinda.....I would think 1000s,

Seconddaughter

Thank you Les and Belinda.

Belinda

Hi again @Seconddaughter. @Les is correct. State Library of Queensland has approximately 16,000 Colonial Secretary's letters in its collection. Never fear, there are many, many more letters to correct and review if you are enjoying your work on the project.