I wrote to you on Wednesday last asking for an abstract of your paper on "The Healing of Incisions in Vegetable Tissues". It has now been decided that your paper shall be read next Thursday, so I must beg you to let me have the abstract without delay, in order that we may put it in type for use at the meeting.
I am, yours truly,
Asst. Sec. R.S. [Assistant Secretary, Royal Society]'.