Herewith enclosed I beg leave to hand you packets of limail[?] marked with dates - 1874, 28/11/85, 29/11/86, 28/11/87, and 29/11/88. Will you have the goodness to send us a cheque for the value of this gold as you have been kind enough to do in former years.
I am, faithfully yours,
Asst Sec R.S. [Assistant Secretary, Royal Society]'.