In reply to your letter of the 23rd inst. [instant], which was handed to me yesterday by my predecessor in office, I am authorised by the Secretaries to forward you for your information a revised proof copy of the "Standing Orders" recently adopted by the Council of the Society for the regulation primarily of the method of dealing with papers submitted to the Society. I shall be glad to have your acknowledgement of the proof, and remain,
Asst. Sec. R.S. [Assistant Secretary, Royal Society]'.