The Collected Letters, Volume 11


TC TO RICHARD MONCKTON MILNES ; 31 December 1839; DOI: 10.1215/lt-18391231-TC-RMM-01; CL 11: 237


Chelsea, 31 Decr, 1839—

Dear Mylnes,

Here is the editorial answer.1 Pray cut your Article therefore into sections not above an ounce each, and frank them forthwith to this address, “John S. Mill Esq, India House, London”; we shall then hope for a good issue to it.

When are you coming to Town? To attend your National-Palaver duties?2 That will be in two weeks now.— Are you prepared to pull down the present Institutions of the Country, and set up a rational system of Chartism instead? Are you so much as prepared to abrogate the Corn Bill, and give an approving vote to the Penny Postage?— Perverse Mortal!

Ever yours faithfully /

T. Carlyle.

Poor Sterling has fallen ill again; is recovering (it was but some cold or the like), but talks of running back to Madeira without delay.3