To John Higgins 9 May 
Down Farnborough Kent
My dear Sir
From what you say I must accord my consent to your proposition of a reduction of Rent of 15 per cent for the past half-year & can only hope the present depressed times will not last.1
Prices I understand, have been as low before under Protection,2 & in France at present they are very low, so that I see no cause whatever to despair. I suppose Mr Hardy3 is an active man & does not content himself with merely complaining about the altered laws.—
I hope that he has nothing of any kind to complain of.
We must hope for better times4
I remain | dear Sir | Yours very faithfully | C. Darwin
Agrees to reduce rent on farm because of bad times.
Please cite as
Darwin Correspondence Project, “Letter no. 1326,” accessed on 24 February 2017, http://www.darwinproject.ac.uk/DCP-LETT-1326