I have to acknowledge receipt of your letter of the 24th inst. [instant], inclosing copy of the official reply of the Norwegian Government respecting facilities to be granted to the astronomical expedition to Vadso in August next. The letter shall be immediately submitted to the Secretary of the Eclipse Committe.
I have the honour to be, Sir, your obedient servant,
Asst. Sec. R.S. [Assistant Secretary, Royal Society]'.