To John Murray 31 January 1
Down. | Bromley. | Kent. S.E.
My dear Sir
Many thanks. After all I now find, on account of my servant & Horses, I cannot send till Saturday for the M.S. & then my servant can bring all & I will, as soon as it is marked, send all to Mess. Clowes in Stamford St—2
I feel a full conviction that my Chapter on man will excite attention & plenty of abuse & I suppose abuse is as good as praise for selling a Book.—3
Yours sincerely | C. Darwin
Is convinced his chapter on man [for Variation] will excite plenty of attention and abuse, which he supposes is as good as praise for selling a book.