Glad correspondent's paper went well.
Poor health and much work forces CD to be brief.
Down. | Bromley. | Kent. S.E.
I am obliged for your two notes & am glad to hear that your paper went off successfully without bitter opposition.— I am hardly ever able to go out anywhere.— Pray excuse brevity, as I am far from well today & overwhelmed with things which must be done.
Dear Sir | Yours very faithfully | Ch. Darwin
- f1 13882.f1The recipient and the year are established by the relationship of this letter to the letters from John Scott, 7 January  and [13 January 1864].
- f2 13882.f2With his letter of 7 January , Scott included a note about a point discussed in the manuscript of Scott 1864a (see letter from John Scott, 7 January  and enclosure 1).
- f3 13882.f3See letter from John Scott, 7 January  and nn. 12--14.
- f4 13882.f4Emma Darwin's diary (DAR 242) for 8 January 1864 recorded `4. am--' and `8-- am.', the times at which CD was ill.