All applications for the John Scott Legacy Premium and Medal must be made to the Secretary of the Institute, by whom the applications and accompanying descriptions, drawings, etc., shall be laid before the Committee on Science and the Arts, and by whom all publications ordered by said committee, in relation to said premiums and medals, shall be made.
These letters include inquiries after the invention's application status on the part of American Arithmometer sales agent H.B. Wyeth, who would later take over the company's presidency. Note that each is appropriately addressed to Franklin Institute secretary W.H. Wahl.