Thanks for Chauncey Wright’s article. Admits it is clever, but hardly expected CD to think it a serious defence of his position.
7 North Bank | N.W
Oct. 4th 1871.
My dear Sir
You must kindly excuse my delay in thanking you for your compliance withmy request but I have only just returned home.f1 With regard to the articleI find on reperusal that it is undoubtedly clever but I should hardlyhave expected that you would think it worth republication as a seriousdefence of the position I attack. I am much vexed to find that MrMacmillan did not send you the copy I requested & I beg you tobelieve it was not my fault.f2
Believe me | My dear Sir | Your’s very truly | St Geo Mivart
C. Darwin Esq F.R.S. &c