From J. B. Innes 28 September 1868
Milton Brodie | Forres
28th. Sept 1868
I have neglected to send you checque for the School balance due by Mr Horsman.1 I enclose it herewith.—
I hope you and the other parishioners like Mr. Robinson2 if so I suppose he can stay as long as agreeable. I do not see what better can be done at this moment.—
I fancy you all in the ferment of an election, and trying hard to get John Bright made Dictator.3 It is proposed to put me into glass case with one companion, an old lady, as the last samples of Tories. Will you have us in your museum. The lady is the Mother in law of the Chancellor of the Exchequer but we won’t have him in with us—4
No special natural history notes have turned up lately. Can I look for anything for you about here. By the way a remarkable deflection of the plummet has been observed a little East of us and it is said there is a great bubble in the Earth’s substance below.5 If it should fall in we shall be done for, or perhaps we who are near the edge shall be on the border of an inland sea.
There are investigations going on now about it—
With our kind regards | Faithfully yours | J Brodie Innes—
The election of 1868.
Remarkable deflection of the plummet observed east of Forres.
Please cite as
Darwin Correspondence Project, “Letter no. 6397,” accessed on 9 December 2016, http://www.darwinproject.ac.uk/DCP-LETT-6397