To John Higgins 7 June 1851
Down Farnborough | Kent
June 7th. 1851
My dear Sir
I beg to thank you for your note & acknowledge the sum of £184’s 9 . d 5, placed to my account at Mrss. Robarts, Curtis & Co.
I sincerely hope with you that farming affairs will improve: I should be extremely sorry to be at all hard upon Mr. Hardy,1 but from all I hear, fifteen per cent seems to be a large reduction, & I trust such may not long continue to be necessary.— I am much obliged for your kind enquiries about my health, which is somewhat improved. You will be sorry to hear that Miss Darwin2 has been much out of health of late.
Dear Sir | Yours very faithfully | C. Darwin J. Higgins Esqe
Mentions his account. Reduction in rent paid by Mr Hardy.