From Erasmus Alvey Darwin 17 February 1
A thought has just come into my head which might save Susan2 from a little worry, tho’ I dont the least know that there is any necessity for it.
Susan will have to pay to Catherine’s Estate half the value of the Shrewsbury furniture,3 & if she has not got the money which is probable enough, my idea was that she should give a note of hand & the interest might run on till her death so that she would have no farther trouble.4 I of course would advance the money with pleasure, only perhaps it would be simpler if you accepted Susan’s note as part of the proceeds of Catherine’s Estate. Let me know what you think of the plan before I make any suggestion to Susan.
yours affec. | E D
Suggests two ways of financing what Susan will owe Catherine’s estate.
Please cite as
Darwin Correspondence Project, “Letter no. 5009,” accessed on 29 August 2016, http://www.darwinproject.ac.uk/DCP-LETT-5009