From Emma Darwin [22–3 April 1851]
Your 2 letters of Monday are certainly better. Poor sweet little thing! I felt more wretched today than any day, but now I do think looking at the accounts of the last 4 days that there has been progressive improvement from that time. Poor dear Catherines letter is most kind but I think dear Susan will be so melancholy without her I almost hope you have not accepted.1 I feel greatly relieved at the bowels acting. I shall write a few lines in the afternoon but I always feel bewildered at first but my impression is considerably better. Eliz. comes today dear soul.
Goodbye I am quite well. I will ask her to get up chloroform2 but I don’t expect to want it till the right time.
God bless you E. D.
Wednesday. | I forgot to put Malvern on this yesterday so it came back, but I hope you wd not be uneasy.
Eliz is come.
Thanks CD for his Monday notes about Anne, which are much better than previous ones.
Please cite as
Darwin Correspondence Project, “Letter no. 1410,” accessed on 25 July 2016, http://www.darwinproject.ac.uk/DCP-LETT-1410