To Francis Beaufort 1 September 
September the 1st.
I take the liberty of writing to you according to Mr. Peacocks desire to acquaint you with my acceptance of the offer of going with Capt Fitzroy. Perhaps you may have received a letter from Mr. Peacock, stating my refusal; this was owing to my Father not at first approving of the plan, since which time he has reconsidered the subject: & has given his consent & therefore if the appointment is not already filled up,—I shall be very happy to have the honor of accepting it.— There has been some delay owing to my being in Wales, when the letter arrived.—1 I set out for Cambridge tomorrow morning, to see Professor Henslow: & from thence will proceed immediately to London.—
I remain Sir | Your humble & obedient servant | Chas. Darwin
CD accepts going with Capt. FitzRoy. Explains earlier refusal as owing to his father’s disapproval.
Please cite as
Darwin Correspondence Project, “Letter no. 112,” accessed on 21 February 2017, http://www.darwinproject.ac.uk/DCP-LETT-112