I am instructed by the Secretary of the Royal Society, in answer to your letter of October 26th, to return you herewith the paper which accompanied that letter and to say that it scarcely appears suitable to be brought before the Royal Society, and that in any case no paper can be read at their meeting which is not communicated in the regular way by one of their own Fellows.
I am, yours truly,
Asst. Sec. R.S. [Assistant Secretary, Royal Society]'.