January-July 1843

The Collected Letters, Volume 16


TC TO ALEXANDER CARLYLE ; 19 June 1843; DOI: 10.1215/lt-18430619-TC-AC-02; CL 16: 208-209


W. Hamilton's 127. Cheapside Monday 2½ o'clock [19 June 1843]—

My dear Brother,

The instant John's Letter came to hand, I set about fulfilling what it ordered. I have written the Letter he spoke of to our half-brother's old address in Canada (Brantford, Hamilton, Upper Canada), and put it into the Post-Office; I have recovered the Letter to Greig from the Dead Lr Office, paid it and sent it off— Still in time they tell me! All which is well.

As to remitting of money, I find I shall be at any rate too late,— yet I come hither to Hamilton's to ask about it: Hamilton is not in London; nothing but Laurie here (the Doctor knows all these people)—and from Laurie is no light at all to be got.1— The Dr will indeed have already decided: so it is no matter, at bottom. Colman did not seem to know much of it. I should have considered a Letter or Bill or something of that sort on John Greig himself the safest of all ways. But I suppose the Bank people know several ways safe enough.—

You are going far sooner than I expected! My head is in a whirl, and I am writing with the noise as of Babel rolling by me.— I will write again certainly,—and have it left for you at “Mr Welsh's 20. Maryland street,”—unless you write from Ecclefechan (or Jack do), and appoint me another address. I have several things to send you, I have so many thousand things to say, dear Brother! Adieu. Courage, Courage! God's blessing on you forevermore.

Your affectionate Brother

T. Carlyle