From J. L. Stokes 6 November 1846
Haverfordwest | South Wales
Saturday | Nov. 6th 46
My dear Darwin
Your letter of the 3d with its enclosure has greatly surprised and annoyed me.
I remember receiving the note of yours you have alluded to and thought I had destroyed it at the time, but how, or by what unfair means it has been most wickedly sent to Governor Grey I am quite at a loss to know1 It gives me great concern to think, that I should in any way be the means of placing you in such a disagreeable position, and rest assured it will ever be a matter of deep regret to your very faithful friend | J Lort Stokes
P.S. | I shall endeavour to find out the mischief maker.
Is upset by what has happened [see 1017], but does not know how CD’s note reached Grey.
Please cite as
Darwin Correspondence Project, “Letter no. 1019,” accessed on 27 October 2016, http://www.darwinproject.ac.uk/DCP-LETT-1019