Oct. 10 1842
I am instructed by the Council of the Philological Society of London to forward to you the accompanying Circular.
The Society now consists of about two hundred members, and from the list, sent herewith, it will be seen, that all the more eminent of our English Philologists are included in the number. The meetings of the Society will be held once every fortnight at the London Library Pall-Mall, and will begin about  the middle of November. It is purposed to send to the members, after each meeting, an account of the proceedings, and a sketch of the xxx the papers which have been read to the Society. A volume of Transactions will afterwards be published containing such communications, as may be deemed worthy of more particular notice[.]
The Council are anxious desirous of cultivating friendly relations with the Philologists of the Continent; and are particularly anxious to secure the favourable opinion of the illustrious  scholar, whom I have now the honour of addressing. They consider their Society as likely to be useful, not only as affording increased facilities for the publication of philological discovery, but as tending to revive those kindly feelings, which, at an early period, bound in such intimate union the scholars of Germany & of England. They do not forget that both races sprung from the same venerable stock, & they have viewed with pride the noble efforts, which Germany has been making, to render Philology worthy of its sister-sciences.
Allow me, Sir, to subscribe myself with very high respect, Your Obedt & Humble Servant
Edwin Guest Secy pro. tem.