The Collected Letters, Volume 28


TC TO JOHN GLEN ; 29 April 1853; DOI: 10.1215/lt-18530429-TC-JOGL-01; CL 28: 122-123


Chelsea, 29 April, 1853—

Dear Sir,

I have put my name to your Petition,1 and thought to have returned all your Papers before now; which are quite safe, and ready for returning: but there is a friendly gentleman here,2 whose advice for your sake I should like very well to have upon the business, in the first place; and him I have not yet succeeded in finding. Last night I expected to have met this skilful friend; today I will go and seek him. Be patient with me, therefore, for two days more: on Monday I will post the Papers, with or without advice upon them; and on Tuesday they will get again into your hands.

I hope I need not tell Mrs Glen it would give me true satisfaction, could I be of any use to her in this crisis of her affairs. I well remember that boat-voyage;3 I shall never forget that year I spent in your Father's and Mother's House in that early time of mine! With the kindest remembrances to good Mrs Glen, and best wishes to all that belong to her,

Yours very sincerely /

T. Carlyle