To ‘Maria’ [1880–2]
I am sorry to say that I can not spare the time to develop the many abstruse points touched on in your letter.1— Nor do I understand fully on what subject you require information.— I may add that my belief is not nearly so base, as you suppose
Madam | your obed sert | Ch. Darwin
Regrets he has not time to develop points touched on in her letter and that he does not understand what information she wants.
Please cite as
Darwin Correspondence Project, “Letter no. 12386,” accessed on 26 October 2016, http://www.darwinproject.ac.uk/DCP-LETT-12386