Discusses his account. Mentions reduction in rent due to agricultural conditions.
Down Farnborough Kent
My dear Sir
I am much obliged for your letter of the 9
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 Esq
- f1 1375.f1This 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 .