With reference to our Remington Typewriter No.5/10779 which was sent for by you on Dec. 23 for repairs and which we asked you to return by Monday Jan 4th as it is much [missed?] I should be obliged by the return of the machine as soon as possible, as it is urgently wanted.
I am, yours faithfully
Asst. Sec. R.S. [Assistant Secretary, Royal Society]'.