Thinks SJOH is right not to return to Down. Asks him to forward certain documents. Hopes final arrangements will soon be made for a resident clergyman in Down.
My dear Sir
Under the present circumstances, & as your lodgings are so
uncomfortable, I think you are right not to return to this
Parish— If you will send to me receipts & all papers
in connection with the Down nat School & your accounts
cheque for the balance in to hand, I will pass them over to
your successor for examination. I will myself send you an
acknowledgement that I personally hold these documents. I shall not
myself As it is a
great evil to this Parish, not
having a resident clergyman, I hope that you will soon
communicate with M
Believe me | Dear Sir | Yours very faithfully | Ch. Darwin
Rv. J. OHara Horsman
- f1 6225.f1See letter from S. J. O'H. Horsman, 2 June .
- f2 6225.f2Nat. School: National School. National Schools were elementary schools in England or Wales operated by the National Society for the Education of the Poor, which was established in 1811 (OED).
- f3 6225.f3John Brodie Innes, who lived in Scotland, was vicar of Down (Clergy list 1869).