'Dear Sir,

Would you be so good as to prepare on the six sample plates we send you herewith the following. Cambridge Scientific Instrument Company. Cambridge. 1881. Please make the letters quite plain as in the printing above delivered. The first four words we think should be in two lines, Cambridge in a further line & 1881 below. Please put this in hand at once and send it off to-morrow. If you will send Invoice on receipt of this you may rely on remittance by following post. Please do the work as well as you can.

For the Company

A.G. Dew-Smith.'