From John Brodie Innes1 2 January 2
2 Coley Hill | Reading
I hope before this reaches you, you will have received Quiz. He left here at 10 oClock. Johnny and I saw him off, and s〈aid〉 〈go〉od-bye very affe〈ctionately〉3 〈 〉 has been used 〈 〉 〈 〉m wat〈 〉 〈 〉
〈 〉 all parties comforted.
We are preparing for our start on Monday. I wish the journey was either over, or not coming, but it is too late to shirk now—4
With every good wish for a happy new year for you 〈all〉 (The prospects across 〈the At〉lantic look a little 〈 〉 today than yesterd〈ay.〉5
〈Ev〉er Yrs | 〈My dear〉 Dar〈win〉 | 〈 〉 〈Innes〉
Quiz has been sent off to Down.
JBI will leave for Scotland on Monday.