I have to acknowledge receipt of a letter addressed to our Senior Secretary relative to the Wild Birds Protection Act. I fear there will be no Council Meeting till the 28th inst. [instant]. If this will be too late to be of use, please let me know without delay, as in that case some Fellows may perhaps sign in their individual capacity, tho' [though] this of course will not be so effective.
Asst. Sec. R.S. [Assistant Secretary, Royal Society]'.