I am directed to acknowledge receipt of your letter of the 20th inst. [instant], stating that Her Majesty's Minister at Tokio [Tokyo] will be instructed to obtain facilities for the landing of officers and men of Her Majesty's ship of war at the scene of the proposed Eclipse observations.
I have the honour to be, Sir, your obedient servant,
Asst. Sec. R.S. [Assistant Secretary, Royal Society]'.