To [?] 22 [March? 1867]1
Down. | Bromley. | Kent. S.E.
I am greatly obliged for your most kind offer, which, however, I will decline, as I am a good deal out of health, & as I have passed in a work which is now printing the part about Dogs.2
You are, also, probably not aware that this place is six miles of hilly road from Bromley.3
With my very sincere thanks for your kind offer, I remain | Dear Sir | Yours faithfully & obliged | Charles Darwin
CD must decline his correspondent’s kind offer [unspecified], but he is out of health and has passed the part about dogs in a work now at the printer’s [Variation].
Please cite as
Darwin Correspondence Project, “Letter no. 5453,” accessed on 22 October 2016, http://www.darwinproject.ac.uk/DCP-LETT-5453