I have the honour to acknowledge receipt of your manuscript entitled "Hypothesis of the Origin of all Things", and, while thanking you for your courtesy in sending it to the Royal Society, I am instructed to inform you that no paper can be bought before the Society which is not endorsed by the name of a Fellow of the Society as suitable for reading at one of their meetings. The manuscript is, therefore, returned herewith.
I am, yours truly,
Asst. Sec. RS. [Assistant Secretary, Royal Society]'.