Thanks CD for vol. 1 of Descent. Feels nothing but sympathy and esteem for a writer labouring for the promotion of what he conscientiously believes to be the truth.
7, North Bank, | N.W.
Sunday Janry 22d 1871.
My dear Sir
I have duly received Vol I and I thank you very much for it. I havedevoted the greater part of this morning to reading it which I am doingwith the greatest interest and shall count upon duly receiving Vol IIwhen ready. I think it was exceedingly kind of you to send it. Asto my sending mine to you it was a plain duty.f1
I do not see how anyone can reasonably feel anything but sympathyand esteem for a writer zealously & industriously labouring for thepromotion of what he conscientiously believes to be truth.
You know that I do not believe you see the whole truth—butthen I am quite sure I do not see it myself! I hope you willfavour me with the opportunity of another chat when you come to townand in the meantime with best regards remain | Your’s very sincerely |St. G. Mivart.