October 1856-July 1857

The Collected Letters, Volume 32


TC TO VERNON LUSHINGTON ; 6 December 1856; DOI: 10.1215/lt-18561206-TC-VL-01; CL 32: 43


Chelsea, 6 Decr, 1856—

Dear Sir,

I write to you sooner than bargain. Only a few hours after my former Note, there came word from the grand Volunteer Superintendent (who is in the country for a week or two back) that he had, owing to a miserable calamity coming upon him,—totally broken down for at least three months to come.1— — So that the matter is again altogether in my own hands. In which circumstances your gallant offer seems almost a providential thing; and the question, What you feel yourself deliberately in a condition to do? has a very immediate interest.

I propose that you should come to me on Monday Evg,2—Tea is at 7½ p.m. here, and can wait for you till 8, as it often does witht reason. We shall then see at large what is to be resolved on.

Yours sincerely always /

T. Carlyle