To John Higgins 12 December 
Down Farnborough Kent
My dear Sir
I am much obliged for your note & the draft of £185 ’ s 13 ’ d 1, which I beg to acknowledge.1
I am very glad to hear so excellent an account of the Farm House; & I should much like to see it next summer.
You proposed last half year to pay the Rent direct into my Bankers Mrs Robarts & Curtis & I should greatly prefer this plan & shd be much obliged if for the future you would endeavour so to arrange it—
Believe me dear Sir | Yours very faithfully | C. Darwin
My Father has been ill, but he is now, thank God, greatly better; he has had much suffering.—
Thanks JH for draft. Glad to hear account of farmhouse.
Please cite as
Darwin Correspondence Project, “Letter no. 1037,” accessed on 29 September 2016, http://www.darwinproject.ac.uk/DCP-LETT-1037