25 Dec / 51
Thinkg yt yr Lr wd proby appear in ye Athm of next Sat. I sent a reply t be inserted at ye sam time But I find by a Lr from Mr R. Hunt that yr commn has not reached ye Edr of ye Athm. I hve ∴ forwdd t him ye copy of it wth wch y favred me, & I blve he has transmd t you my reply.
I hope this will be satisfy t you & remain Dr Sir yours truly
25 December 1851
Thinking that your Letter would probably appear in the Athenĉum <1> of next Saturday I sent a reply to be inserted at the same time. But I find by a Letter from Mr Robert Hunt <2> that your communication has not reached the Editor of the Athenĉum. I have therefore forwarded to him the copy of it with which you favored me, and I believe he has transmitted to you my reply.
I hope this will be satisfactory to you and remain Dear Sir yours truly