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Letter 474

Darwin, C. R. to Babbage, Charles

[Oct 1839– Aug 1842]

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    Regrets he cannot accept invitation. "My health will not at present stand going out in the evenings."

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12 Upper Gower St

Friday

My dear Mr Babbage

I am very much obliged to you for your several cards which you have so kindly sent us, & which I should have had greater pleasure in accepting than any other parties, had not I found by dear-bought experience that my health will not at present stand going out in the evening.

I am going to take a liberty, which I trust you will excuse; it is to ask permission for my sister who is staying with us to accompany my brother, whom I understand you have also kindly asked, to your party tomorrow evening: Mrs Darwin not being well enough to go out at present.—

Believe me | My dear Sir | Yours very truly obliged | C. Darwin

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