Novr 15th 1837.
In answer to your inquiry, I beg to say, that no day is yet fixed for the presentation of the address to Her Majesty, but I believe the day will be determined on at one of the two councils which will be held this week – vizt Thursday next at 3 o’clock and Saturday next at half past 3 o’clock. Should you not be in Town by that time I will take care and apprise you.
I have the honor to be Sir,
Your’s <sic> very resptfly
Jno Dd Roberton
P.S. The letter and packet you intrusted to my care for Sir John Herschel <1> I beg to say, I have not sent, having received a communication from Sir John, that he will shortly leave the Cape.H. F. Talbot, Esqre
Hy Fox Talbot, Esqre
1. Sir John Frederick William Herschel (1792–1871), astronomer & scientist.