In answer to your memorandum of the 14th inst. [instant] I have to inform you that your communication of January 9th and another of subsequent date have both been laid before our Officers, but that I am not in a position at present to give you any definite answer, I beg leave, however to assure you that the matter has not been overlooked.
I am, yours truly,
Asst. Sec. R.S. [Assistant Secretary, Royal Society]'.