I have the honour to acknowledge the receipt of your letter of the 27th April (M. 1898) referring to Mr Stanley Gardinar's scheme for the exploration of part of the Indian Ocean. Your letter is under consideration by the Council, and a further communication will be sent to you in a few days.
I am, Sir, your obedient servant,
Robt [Robert] Harrison
Asst. Sec. R.S [Assistant Secretary, Royal Society]'.