The Collected Letters, Volume 10


TC TO MARGARET A. CARLYLE ; 2 November 1838; DOI: 10.1215/lt-18381102-TC-MAC-01; CL 10: 208-209


[2 November 1838]

My dear Mother, I was going to write to you myself, but thought it would be better Jack did it, as he had the news.1 The Buccleuch negosiation [sic]2 seems, as he describes it, likely to end in his favour: if not, I think he will perhaps buckle himself to settling here, which I on the whole should prefer. It will be seen soon, probably next week.— As for me, I have finished my bit Article,3 the day before yesterday: it is worth nothing at all except the few pounds of cash it will bring, to pay my Travelling expenses. I will begin something better before long. Jane continues wonderfully strong; she has gone out at present (I am to buy her a flannel spencer4 with your crown). How is poor Isabella? How are they all? I will write myself very soon. Take care of the cold weather!