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Letter №85-A, p. 1

I hope you will give me great credit for obedience in having laboriously and against my inclination endeavoured to compile a case for the plaintiff in re the alleged contradictions. As I have said elsewhere these appear to me not much worth worrying about; though for the present they leave me cloudy in my ideas about Deva Chan and the victims of accident. It is because they do not fret me that I have never hitherto acted on your suggestion that I should make notes of them. [1]

Hume has been inclined to trace contradictions in some letters referring to the evolution of man, but in conversation with him


The number [1] was added to the letter in blue and black pencil.