To Emma Darwin [17 November 1848]1
My own ever dear Mammy.—
Here I am & have had some tea & toast for luncheon & am feeling very well. My drive did me good & I did not feel exhausted till I got near here & now I am rested again & feel pretty nearly at my average.—
My own dear wife, I cannot possibly say how beyound all value your sympathy & affection is to me.— I often fear I must wear you with my unwellnesses & complaints.
Your poor old Husband | C. D.
CD fears he must wear Emma with his unwellness and complaints.
Please cite as
Darwin Correspondence Project, “Letter no. 1208,” accessed on 11 December 2016, http://www.darwinproject.ac.uk/DCP-LETT-1208