[engraved pro forma notepaper with handwritten insertions:]
May 25th 1842
I beg to inform you that [handwritten insertion:] Richd Hodgson of Montague place, Gentn is applying for a Patent for Improvements in obtaining Images on Metallic & other surfaces. [end of insertion]
Should you consider that the above will interfere with your Caveat, An Answer post paid [is] requested within Seven days from the date hereof otherwise the Patent will proceed
I am Your Obdt Servt
N.B.? The fees for opposing must be paid at the time of [illegible]ing opposition
Patents solicited & all business relating thereto conducted with attention.