Butler sent a copy
of this pamphlet to Darwin, and in due course received the following
Down, Bromley, Kent.
September 30 .
My dear Sir, - I am much obliged to you for so kindly sending me your
Evidences, etc. We have read it with much interest. It seems to me
written with much force, vigour, and clearness; and the main argument
to me is quite new. I particularly agree with all you say in your
I do not know whether you intend to return to New Zealand, and, if
you are inclined to write, I should much like to know what your
future plans are.
My health has been so bad during the last five months that I have
been confined to my bedroom. Had it been otherwise I would have
asked you if you could have spared the time to have paid us a visit;
but this at present is impossible, and I fear will be so for some
With my best thanks for your present,
My dear Sir,
Yours very faithfully,
To this letter Butler replied as follows:-
15 Clifford's Inn, E.C.
October 1st, 1865.