The audit has generally lasted for 2 1/2 hours, occasionally 3 hours. I think we might have it on the Thursday if I may absent myself from a portion of the meeting; it is of course essential that I should be in attendance at the audit. Do you think 2 o'clock wd [would] be too early to summon it for? If they begin at 2, the chances are that they wd be done it time for the meeting.
Asst Sec RS [Assistant Secretary, Royal Society]'.