To John Higgins 13 December 
Down Farnborough Kent
My dear Sir
I am much obliged for your letter of the 9th, enclosing your account & informing me that you have placed a draft for £187’s 15’d 11 to my account at Mssr. Robarts, Curtis & Co.—
I sincerely hope that Agricultural affairs will improve: fifteen per cent is a very heavy reduction;1 but we must hope for the best.
I am much obliged for your enquiries about my health, which still keeps & I fear will ever keep very indifferent.
Yours very faithfully | C. Darwin J. Higgins Esqe
Discusses his account. Mentions reduction in rent due to agricultural conditions.