To John Innes 4 March 1
We were much concerned at hearing yesterday evening of the death of your mother.2 I never heard of a more merciful release from suffering. In your sorrow you must have the satisfaction of knowing how excellent & attentive a son you have been; & one cannot have a higher satisfaction. I hope Mrs Innes3 has not suffered from the suddenness of the shock.
With our united sympathy, pray believe me, Dear Innes | Yours very sincerely | Ch. Darwin
Much concerned by death of JBI’s mother.
Please cite as
Darwin Correspondence Project, “Letter no. 2232,” accessed on 29 August 2016, http://www.darwinproject.ac.uk/DCP-LETT-2232