I have to acknowledge the receipt of your letter (No. R. & S. 263) of the 10th inst. [instant], together with a copy of a letter from the Secretary of the Board of Agriculture relating to the proposed importation into this country of some animal or animals affected with "Surra".
I have the honour to be, Sir, your obedient servant,
Asst. Sec. R.S. [Assistant Secretary, Royal Society]'.