To William Yarrell 6 [February 1856]
Down Bromley Kent
My dear Mr Yarrell
The Pigeons are all quite well, vigorous, & in good spirits.— They are really quite beautiful.— I have now 15 kinds of Pigeons!—1
Pray give my very sincere & cordial thanks to Mrs. Cotton.—2 I send with this the Book & your Cage.—
Pray believe me, | Yours most truly obliged | Charles Darwin
"The Pigeons are all quite well".
Sends thanks to Mrs Cotton.