Writes of the pleasure all feel in CD's continued good health and joy in his voyage.
Tells of the banana tree he bought, which he sits under and thinks of CD "in similar shade".
CD's financial accounts are correct.
My dear Charles
As a packet of letters is going under cover to Capt Beaufort I must send you one line, tho' in fact I have not any thing to say besides expressing the pleasure we all feel at your still continuing to enjoy health & your voyage we all are very happy when we get a letter from you.
In consequence of the recommendation in your first letter I got a Banana tree, it flourishes so as to promise to fill the hothouse. I sit under it, and think of you in similar shade. You know I never write any thing besides answering questions about medicine and therefore as you are not a patient I must conclude
Your money accounts are all correct, the £20= in November has appeared the other for Capt Fitzroy I have not yet received.
My dear Charles ever your affectionate | R W Darwin *S 2
7 March 1833.