October 1831-September 1833

The Collected Letters, Volume 6


TC TO JOHN MURRAY; 4 October 1831; DOI: 10.1215/lt-18311004-TC-JMU-01; CL 6:4-05.



On Saturday gone a week I had the honour to write to you about that Manuscript of mine. Not receiving any answer I am afraid the Note may have miscarried.

My request was that in case you consented to engage in a new treaty with regard to that work, you would let me know at what time I might look for your decision; if no time could be fixed, then (my time being very limited, and much of it already spent) I desired to have the Ms. forthwith returned.

Pray have the goodness to let me hear from you on this matter as speedily as possible. I am sorry to seem importunate, but Time, as I said, will not wait.

I remain, / Sir, / Your obedt Servt /

Thomas Carlyle

4. Ampton Street
Mecklenburg Square
4th October 1831