January-July 1842

The Collected Letters, Volume 14


TC TO MARGARET A. CARLYLE ; 7 March 1842; DOI: 10.1215/lt-18420307-TC-MAC-01; CL 14: 60-61


Templand, Monday [7 March 1842]—

My dear Mother,

I cannot yet send you a word of news, except that I am well, getting to my sleep again, and in a terrible crowd and confusion. Some of them are going away tomorrow; I shall get left to my own thoughts by and by, and then do better. I think of getting down to Dumfries tomorrow with the Travellers (Alick Welsh and the youngest Brother1) for the purpose of a meeting with Adamson the Factor;2 I have told Jean I should most probably see her then,—that is to say, be there then. It will be weeks, I think, before a good final arrangement can be made here. I will wait patiently, to see (if I can) into the bottom of matters before deciding.

Jane writes nothing herself; but the Liverpool Cousins report this morning that she is out of bed, and gathering strength. I wish I heard of her well home again with her Cousin.

You must not be impatient for news of me yet a while, dear Mother: so soon as I am left to myself, there will be something done perhaps, but little till then.

Take care of yourself, dear good Mother; and let us thank the Author of all mercies that we have the prospect of another meeting soon.— I was very glad Jamie went to the Funeral; it will be a great comfort to Jane.

There is a Note from the Doctor; but except that he has come back to London, no news.

Remember me to Alick and them all, we shall all hope to meet soon. And so no more for the present.

Ever your affectionate /

T. Carlyle