Letter from Richard Clarke to James Scott

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Letter from Richard Clarke, Secretary, to James Scott, Warwick St, Soho, concerning a letter sent demanding parochial rates for circa £25. Clarke mentions a decision by Lord Campbell in Queen v. Linnaean Society referring to an Act of Parliament whereby rates are not due. Clarke requests that the Royal Asiatic Society should be treated in a similar manner and therefore the Society declines to pay the rates demanded. (Found on page 199)