To Asa Gray 2 March 1
My dear Gray
I have had very short but sharpish touch of illness,—a slight touch of pleurisy, & am weak.—but write just to thank much for letter received today2 (your two enclosed letters have been posted) & to say that in one week I hope & think I shall send you a few more rather important additions & expansions for the “Origin”. The first & most considerable one is for p. 126. If you can anyhow manage to get this inserted I shall be very glad— It is of some pages length.— There are a few of the most objectionable parts later in volume expanded a little.3 I am tired, so no more
Has been ill with pleurisy.
Sends more corrections and additions for American edition of Origin.
Please cite as
Darwin Correspondence Project, “Letter no. 2718,” accessed on 31 May 2016, http://www.darwinproject.ac.uk/DCP-LETT-2718