Adverting to my note of July 24th and your answer to the same, I beg leave to state that I have mentioned the matter to our Treasurer, and he says that we cannot well sell stock till the Council meets. As the August dividends will more than balance the present deficiency in the Scientific Relief account, perhaps you will kindly let the matter rest till then?
I am, yours truly,
Asst. Sec. R.S. [Assistant Secretary, Royal Society]'.