Sends Guardian containing Hutton's paper on CD.
Discusses Henry Powell, the new vicar of Down, and plans for the parsonage.
Milton Brodie | Forres | N.B.
Many thanks for your kind letter. I find that the Guardian
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We have a sudden outbreak of cold, and the hills are covered with snow. It will not be very pleasant to look on at my tenants' ploughing match today in the Cold North wind, but we hope the Indian Summer is to follow.
With our kindest regards to you all | Believe me | Faithfully Yours | J Brodie Innes
- f1 6948.f1See letter to J. B. Innes, 18 October 1869 and n. 6. Innes refers to Richard Holt Hutton and to the weekly church newspaper, the Guardian, which contained the text of Hutton's paper in the 13 October 1869 issue.
- f2 6948.f2The reference is to Henry Powell. See letter to J. B. Innes, 18 October 1869.
- f3 6948.f3See letter to J. B. Innes, 18 October 1869 and n. 5. Innes refers to Henry James Lubbock, Sultan Abdülaziz of the Ottoman Empire and Empress Eugénie of France. The empress paid a visit to the sultan from 16 to 18 October 1869 (The Times, 18 October 1869, p. 7).
- f4 6948.f4For more on Powell's attempts to raise money for a parsonage, see the letter from John Lubbock, 20 July  and n. 3. Innes refers to the Ecclesiastical Commission.
- f5 6948.f5Innes refers to Sarah Elizabeth Wedgwood, who had purchased Tromer lodge, a property in the centre of Down village, about one mile from Down House. Innes had already expressed an interest in acquiring a part of the land for a parsonage (see Correspondence vol. 16, letter from J. B. Innes, 30 January 1868).
- f6 6948.f6Innes refers to Henrietta Emma Darwin.