August 1846-June 1847

The Collected Letters, Volume 21


JWC TO HELEN WELSH; 31 December 1846; DOI: 10.1215/lt-18461231-JWC-HW-01; CL 21:128.


[31 December 1846]

Dearest Helen

I considered your ill-luck to have received its finishing stroke when the Man from Barry's brought the things half an hour after you were set out!1 Surely now things will begin to go on better with you! I have written an explanation to Walter and send the paper-cutter by today's post—the other things which cannot go safely by post I shall return to Barry that he may pack and forward them himself as he engaged to do—

I am dreadfully wae to think of you—but must stir about and get my blue devils driven into the background for a time— Hanah is going on pretty well today—offered to back[?] and clean out your room “without trouble or expense to me”— But I think we have had enough of her cleaning

Carlyle is waiting to take this to the post office—(Maggish but a the fact2) I will write whenever I have heard of your safe arrival

God bless you and do not “detest the thought of me”

Ever your affectionate /