|Description||'Dear Mr Pilbeam,|
I have examined your account, and it appears to be correct. It would have saved us some trouble if the cards had all been signed, & another time we shall have to get your man to insist upon everyone signing his card. However, we know pretty accurately who were not present & the balance comes out right. I send herewith £203-14-0 collected from Fellows. The balance of £29-19-0 will be paid by the Council, & you shall have a cheque for it next week. Kindly let me have separate receipts for the two amounts.
Asst Sec RS [Assistant Secretary, Royal Society]'.