To S. J. O’H. Horsman 3 June 1868
My dear Sir
Under the present circumstances, & as your lodgings are so uncomfortable, I think you are right not to return to this Parish—1 If you will send to me receipts & all papers in connection with the Down nat School2 & your accounts & a cheque for the balance in to hand, I will pass them over to your successor for examination. I will myself send you an acknowledgement that I personally hold these documents. I shall not myself As it is a great evil to this Parish, not having a resident clergyman, I hope that you will soon communicate with Mr Brodie Innes & make some final & permanent arrangement.3
Believe me | Dear Sir | Yours very faithfully | Ch. Darwin
June 3d (68)
Rv. J. OHara Horsman
Thinks SJOH is right not to return to Down. Asks him to forward certain documents. Hopes final arrangements will soon be made for a resident clergyman in Down.