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Letter 1375

Darwin, C. R. to Higgins, John

13 Dec [1850]

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    Discusses his account. Mentions reduction in rent due to agricultural conditions.

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Down Farnborough Kent

Dec. 13.

My dear Sir

I am much obliged for your letter of the 9th, enclosing your account & informing me that you have placed a draft for £187’s 15’d 11 to my account at Mssr Robarts, Curtis & Co.—

I sincerely hope that Agricultural affairs will improve: fifteen per cent is a very heavy reduction; but we must hope for the best.

I am much obliged for your enquiries about my health, which still keeps & I fear will ever keep very indifferent.

Yours very faithfully | C. Darwin
J. Higgins Esqe

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    f1 1375.f1
    This was the amount of the reduction in the rent paid by the tenant of CD's Lincolnshire farm. See letter to John Higgins, 9 May [1850].
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