April 1849-December 1849

The Collected Letters, Volume 24


TC TO DOUGLAS JERROLD; 14 November 1849; DOI: 10.1215/lt-18491114-TC-DJ-01; CL 24: 289


Chelsea, 14 Novr, 1849

Dear Jerrold,—I entirely renounce all share in that “apocalyptic vial,” music &c, with all “profits,” troubles and other pertinences of the same;—and make it wholly over to you, with charge of replying to Prophetic Sheldon,1 or of making no reply to him;—and cannot but congratulate you on the astonishing new California Diggings2 you have here laid open to you, if your heart do not fail!— Or perhaps you will be humane enough to write poor Sheldon one word, and say that neither of us “dare,” that really it is as much as a man's life is worth, in the present temper of the times? I should be glad to learn sometime that you had really done so; but as for me, I cannot.

Yours in great apprehension

T. Carlyle