July-December 1855

The Collected Letters, Volume 30


TC TO LADY STANLEY ; 5 July 1855; DOI: 10.1215/lt-18550705-TC-LST-01; CL 30: 2-3


Chelsea, 5 july, 1855—

Dear Lady Stanley,

I considered £20 to be the minimum upon which these poor old creatures could be left; and so it stood in the Times papers: I wish it were in Lady Palmerston's power to finish the affair in that manner. That is not a very overflowing “manner,” I could assure her Ladyship and you; but that does secure (on the lowest terms, as I computed) the vessel from leaking dry again;—and we should all be very grateful to see it so left if possible.

Meanwhile I have written to stop, at once, the Times operation; willing enough to steer wide of that, if it can at all be avoided. I have also enclosed your beneficent little missive to the poor old women, taking care not to awaken any farther hopes in the interim. And I am and remain (at least till Sunday)

Your deeply obliged & always loyal & obedt /

T. Carlyle