|Description||'Dear Mr Lindfield,|
The Treasurer thinks it would not do to pay the £20 over & above the amount of contract which the Council originally sanctioned, without first getting the consent of Council, but he is quite willing to pay £40 at once, if you will kindly wait till after the 10th inst. [instant] for the balance. I enclose herewith cheque for forty pounds accordingly, & shall be obliged by a memo. [memorandum] of its safe receipt.
Asst Sec RS [Assistant Secretary, Royal Society]'.