June 22nd 1831.
My dear Sir,
I was detained to a late hour in the Court of Common Pleas on Thursday last and unable to attend in my place at the Royal Society. <1> I sent your first paper, (or rather first reaction) to Dr Roget, <2> who, I trust, received your second also – but I have not heard him say any thing about it – It is now too late for any papers, not yet ready to appear in the Philosophical transactions for the present year – the third section of your paper is therefore unfortunately in that predicament – If you prefer that the whole should appear together, it will be necessary to suspend the two first sections ‘till the third shall have been read in November – Have the goodness to communicate your wishes to me on the subject before the next meeting of the Council on Thursday week
Ever My dear Sir faithfully your’s
John Geo. Children
&c &c &c
1. Royal Society of London.
2. Dr Peter Mark Roget (1779–1869), scientific writer.