January-September 1856

The Collected Letters, Volume 31


TC TO JOHN FORSTER ; 12 February 1856; DOI: 10.1215/lt-18560212-TC-JF-01; CL 31: 28-29


Chelsea, 12 feby, 1856

Dear Forster,

Read these two Notes,—they will fill you with astonishment;—and keep them for future use!1

I find I know nothing, or almost nothing, practically of Brydges any more than of his Mitre Office: but it is pretty clear we must steer far to windward of that latter object!—

Ask now, and bid Dickens ask, What is the actually safe and proper Insurance Office (or what does my first Correspondt mean by Govt granting life annuites?), and in short whither we must go with our money on the 12th of March?2

I have got £10 more.— God grant a happy and a speedy end to all that bother to us all!

Yours ever /

T. Carlyle