January-July 1843

The Collected Letters, Volume 16


TC TO ALEXANDER CARLYLE ; 14 June 1843; DOI: 10.1215/lt-18430614-TC-AC-01; CL 16: 196-197


Chelsea, Wednesday Evg [14 June 1843]

Dear Brother,

I have written to you at the “Post-Office, Liverpool,” today; but I find, on computing, that the Money Order must go off tonight also, or you will not get it in time for Friday,—perhaps. I will take it up into the region of the General Post tonight.— As £500 is the sum agreed on, I here send you my full half of it (£250) according to original intention. May it be a blessing where it is going!

Unless there be some great haste, you had better let me speak to Colman before you dispose of it thro' any Bank. Colman is the American from Canadaigua.1

I have written to Mr Adamson of the Irish Street Bank,2 that he is not to pay the money to any but yourself, to avoid mistakes.— I will lose no time in seeing Colman. Probably on Friday Evening. You will in that case hear the result by Saturdays Post.

I ought also to take care of not missing the Post for America! I will buy that “shilling book” you talked of,3 this very night at the Post-Office, if they have it.

My affectionate regards to Jean and her Household; my blessings to all.

Ever your affectionate /

T. Carlyle