I have the honour to acknowledge the receipt of your letter (M -5143.) of the 16th inst. [instant], stating that the Lords Commissioners of the Admiralty have approved of H.M.S. "SEAHORSE" being lent for the purpose of carrying out Meteorological experiments by means of self-recording instruments attached to kites.
I am, Sir, your obedient servant,
Asst. Sec. R.S. [Assistant Secretary, Royal Society]'.