August 1846-June 1847

The Collected Letters, Volume 21


TC TO JOHN A. CARLYLE; 9 September 1846; DOI: 10.1215/lt-18460909-TC-JAC-01; CL 21:48.


Liverpool (Maryland Street) Wedy 10 [9] Septr 1846—

My dear Brother,

Here I am, safe but very much wearied; and have, after study of the circumstances and the tired man, decided to omit Manchester altogether; to stay here till tomorrow afternoon, sleeping what I can, and then proceed direct home, at 4½ o'clock by the Express Train, which will land me at home before midnight; and so if I prosper, happily end these journeyings. Of which issue I shall be very glad.

Tell my dear Mother the Papists have not hurt me in the least; on the contrary they were abundantly and over-abundantly kind and hospitable to me; and many a rough object has been put into my head which may usefully smooth itself for me some day.

Not a word more at present. I will write again the day after I get home. I send my blessings and affections to you all, and am ever

Your affectionate /

T. Carlyle

Alick Welsh is away, and I have his room, and mean to sleep in it a good part of the day as well as night. Our good Landlord1 is tolerably well and brisk; says you owe him his revenge for 4/6 won at whist. I will attend to your commissions straightway at Chelsea.2