Memorandum of Agreement
made this fifth day of April 1855.
Between Miss Nightingale on the one part and Mary Ann Fabian of 18 Weymouth Street of the other part.
WHEREAS the said Miss Nightingale, Superintendent, has undertaken to
provide Female Nurses for the Sick and Wounded of the British Army serving
in Turkey, AND in carrying out this object, she has agreed to employ
the said Mary Ann Fabian in the capacity of Nurse, at a Weekly Salary
varying from eighteen shillings to [blank] according to merit, and also
to provide Board and Lodging, also to pay all expenses attendant upon
the journeying to or from the present or any future Hospital that may
be appointed for the accomodation of the Sick and Wounded of the said
Army. AND to pay all expenses of return to this Country, should sickness
render it necessary for the said Mary Ann Fabian to return, SAVE and
except such return shall be rendered necessary by the discharge of said
Mary Ann Fabian for neglect of duty, immoral conduct, or intoxication,
in which case the said Mary Ann Fabian shall forfeit all claim upon Miss
Nightingale, from the period of such discharge.
[signature] M A Fabian