1854-June 1855

The Collected Letters, Volume 29


TC TO JOSEPH NEUBERG; November 1854; DOI: 10.1215/lt-18541100-TC-JN-01; CL 29: 181-182


[November 1854?]

Dear Neuberg,—In the end of june 1777, Hugh Elliot, English Minister at Berlin, had by Order of his Court to steal the Papers of Lee (American Agent there),—English suspecting (wise heads that they were!) Frh to be fomenting the rebellion over seas.1 This is a famous little thing, and an undoubted (See Oeuv de Frc 26° 394 ‘Frk to Prince Henri’ 29 june 1777).— I wd fain know if Bancroft2 (or anybody, Yankee or English, whom you can find at the Museum) knows about it, or says anything pertinent on it.

Yours always /



n.b. If you see the passage in Frk,—Tell me what in the name of wonder Preuss means by his footnote there: “urkundenbuch [appendix] iv” &c or where on earth that is to be found!3

Pay the Stenzel,4 please; & make them send it direct. Then add, to what I shall owe you, the new costs (were not there some?) of those volumes sent by interior Bookpost in Germany. I can then pay you in the lump, by a bit of Paper.