|Rix states that in his memorandum of 3 July he asked for the terms on which they could supply 'The Times' newspaper at 7.45am, and they replied that it could be done for 20 shillings a quarter, payable in advance. However, Rix has now received a note, dated 11 July, in which they inform him that, after having paid for the first quarter, that they meant 8am instead of 7.45am. Rix explains that this arrangement is of no use, as many agents located nearer to the Royal Society can supply the newspaper for that time, at a much lower cost.
Rix asks that the money already paid to them is returned to him in full. He further remarks that The Times did not arrive that morning, indicating either that they forgot, or delivered it to the wrong address.