From George Henslow 20 March 1868
St John’s Parsonage | St Johnswood | N.W.
My dear Sir
May I venture to ask you to give me your candid criticisms on any point you may think fit, in the article of mine in “Natural Theology”, in the accompanying number of the Educational Times?1
I have contemplated reprinting it in an enlarged form, but should be very glad if I can secure a few criticisms first: that I may endeavour to correct wherever it may appear that my reasoning is unsound.2 I may add that having my “belief” on Probabilities; I firmly “believe” in Evolution myself: & my wish is to endeavour—though I fear I am not equal to the task—to prove the argument of Nat: theology to be as sound, if not sounder on that Hypothesis as upon the old Creative one.
yrs very faithfully | George Henslow
Asks for CD’s "candid criticisms" of his paper [on Variation].