January 1829-September 1831

The Collected Letters, Volume 5


TC TO MARGARET A. CARLYLE; 9 June 1830; DOI: 10.1215/lt-18300609-TC-MAC-01; CL 5:112-113.


[Craigenputtoch, ?9 June 1830]

that the worst is already past.—

They are all to bed here, and my eyes also are falling together: so no more from me now. Send us word regularly how she is,1 and how you are with so much fatigue as you must have. Alick talks of going down about Saturday (for pigs), and he will bring us punctual word: but neglect no opportunity, and bid Notman deliver the Letter into M'Knight's own hand, and let ‘M'Knight Glenessland Carrier’ be marked on the back before it leaves you.

The butter came safely: we began it to-day, and find it excellent; if it will only keep so, we shall desire no more of it.— I have had no news from any quarter, since you saw me: if I get any tomorrow Alick will bring them down. I am scarcely got begun with my Second Volume;2 and am very lazy like a spavined horse, till I get warm.

Jane says nothing of my Father; whence I incline to think that he is better. God bless you all! Good night my dear Mother! I am ever

Your affectionate Son, /

T. Carlyle—

Mary's Letter is not sealed, but we have not read it; neither let any one, save only the owner.