JBI regrets his part in appointments of his successors.
His friendship with CD and its effect on his fellow clerics.
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I was right glad to get your letter yesterday, and to see that you are jolly under trying circumstances, like the immortal Mark Tapley. And I am very glad too that you have no grudge against me for the share I had in sending you two such bad lots. I do not acquit myself, for I feel I ought to have stuck to my own post, or given it up at once to the Archbishop, and the result has made me very much lament I did not take a more correct view of duty.
Certainly you and I never were like to quarrel over our differences, thanks
mostly to your most kind forbearance with some hot headedness &c. I
am sometimes amused at the look of wonder which follows my statement in the
midst of a Darwinian theory discussion. ``M
I am glad to hear matters have been better of late. When we get a house built, and a Lady in it, all without asking for subscriptions, I hope the Parishioners will come forward liberaly and restore and enlarge the Church
I am afraid our sermons are dull that is perhaps our misfortune, It is a wilful sin if we make them long as well. I cut mine down now to 10 or 15 minutes, and every body says they are ``so glad when I preach because they are sure of a short sermon''. Can anything in the world be ruder? but I bear it like a Christian.
With our united kindest regards to you all | Believe me | Dear Darwin | Yours faithfuly | Brodie Innes