In answer to the letter of the 9th February which you have been good enough to address to the Royal Society, I am instructed to inform you that by our regulations no paper can be brought before the Society which is not endorsed with the name of a Fellow of the Society as suitable for reading at their meetings.
I have the honour to be, Sir, your obedient servant,
Asst. Sec. R.S. [Assistant Secretary, Royal Society]'.