To the Darwin Family1 3 October 1828
[The Mount, Shrewsbury] To the
Charitable & Humane The Case of a Distressed Sportsman— 1828. Oct 3—
Charles Darwin gent—humbly petitions all benevolently disposed persons to pay attention to his case—
Whereas he the aforesaid formerly gained a respectable livelihood by destroying hares, pheasants partridges & woodcocks, with the aid of a double barrelled gun, & the said gun becoming dangerous & liable to destroy the aforesaid Charles Darwins legs arms, body & brains & consequently unfit for use—he is reduced to lay his deplorable case before the charitable & humane being utterly unable to raise the sum requisite for the purchase of new Double barrd Gun— Value £20—
£. s. d. W Darwin 5= 0= 0 Miss Darwin 5 . 0– 0 Miss Susan Darwin 5 " 0 . 0 Miss Cath Darwin 5 " 0 " 0.
[Caroline Darwin on behalf of CD] submits a petition to Darwin family for £20 to purchase a new double-barrelled gun, CD’s present one having become dangerous.
Please cite as
Darwin Correspondence Project, “Letter no. 50,” accessed on 30 April 2016, http://www.darwinproject.ac.uk/DCP-LETT-50