|Description||'Dear Mr Keen,|
I venture to remind you that you usually commence upon the a/cs [accounts] about Novr [November] 3; the balance sheet is dated Novr 12, & the audit shd [should] be held about 21st or 22nd if not earlier. The Treasurer has twice asked how you are getting on. If you will let me know at what date you contemplate resuming the subject, I will try to have the books ready.
Asst. Sec. R.S. [Assistant Secretary, Royal Society]'.