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Letter 1432

Darwin, C. R. to Higgins, John

7 June 1851

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    Mentions his account. Reduction in rent paid by Mr Hardy.

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Down Farnborough | Kent

June 7th 1851

My dear Sir

I beg to thank you for your note & acknowledge the sum of £184’s 9 . d 5, placed to my account at Mrss Robarts, Curtis & Co.

I sincerely hope with you that farming affairs will improve: I should be extremely sorry to be at all hard upon Mr Hardy, but from all I hear, fifteen per cent seems to be a large reduction, & I trust such may not long continue to be necessary.— I am much obliged for your kind enquiries about my health, which is somewhat improved. You will be sorry to hear that Miss Darwin has been much out of health of late.

Dear Sir | Yours very faithfully | C. Darwin
J. Higgins Esqe

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    f1 1432.f1
    Francis Hardy, the tenant of CD's Beesby farm, near Claythorpe and Alford in Lincolnshire. For Hardy's earlier complaints following the repeal of the Corn Laws, see Correspondence vol. 4, letters to John Higgins, 9 May [1850] and 13 December [1850].
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    f2 1432.f2
    Susan Darwin, who also owned property in Lincolnshire near the Beesby farm and for whom Higgins acted as an agent. See Correspondence vol. 3, letter to Susan Darwin, [15 March – 2 April 1845].
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