To J. S. Henslow 4 October 1834
October 4th. 18341
My dear Henslow
I have been unwell & am not yet out of bed. I write to tell you that Capt. FitzRoy sent, a week ago, by H.M.S. Samarang through Portsmouth.—2 Casks, containing bones & stones & a box with 6 small bottles, with very valuable specimens.— Besides these 2 Casks there is a large Jar.—
I will write soon again when I am well. Dear Henslow | Yours affectionately | Chas. Darwin *S 2
CD is unwell.
FitzRoy has dispatched two casks of bones and stones, a box with "very valuable specimens", and a large jar.