April 1848-March 1849

The Collected Letters, Volume 23


JWC TO JOHN FORSTER; 26 March 1849; DOI: 10.1215/lt-18490326-JWC-JF-01; CL 23: 259


[ca. 26 March 1849]

My dear Mr Forster

I understand that Mr C was writing to you yesterday or I should have answered sooner— Perhaps he has now written, but he does not like being asked questions, or at all meddled with up in that room so I wont ascertain—but take precautions against the worst— I heard him speaking to Anthony Sterling about that dinner—which I need not say my heart inclines to as always—and they settled Wednesday of next week—that is Mr C was to propose Wednesday and you were to write the note to the Land-Capting1 if that day suited you.

It was—what shall I say?—d——ble to have to go to bed just when you were coming—but the headach had been gathering all day—and the last moment of being able to stand had come—

As for the bread2—no body suspected anything I believe

God bless you / Ever your affectionate / J Carlyle 3