To Philip Henry Stanhope 30 July 
Down Farnborough Kent
My dear Lord
I am much obliged for your Lordships very kind invitation to Chevening for the 3d of August, but I am sorry to say that I have friends in my house & cannot do myself the honour of accepting your kindness.— I beg to remain | Your Lordships | Faithfully & obliged | Charles Darwin
Declines invitation to Chevening [Lord Stanhope’s residence].
Please cite as
Darwin Correspondence Project, “Letter no. 13844,” accessed on 1 October 2016, http://www.darwinproject.ac.uk/DCP-LETT-13844