January-July 1842

The Collected Letters, Volume 14


TC TO MARGARET A. CARLYLE ; 25 March 1842; DOI: 10.1215/lt-18420325-TC-MAC-01; CL 14: 90-91


Templand, Friday [25 March 1842]

My dear Mother,

Yesterday I wrote that the little Chair would be sent; the little Chair, with some etceteras, is all packed, and ready; but now it seems there is no way of getting it sent over to Thornhill, except first going oneself, warning the Watsons to come with a cart, and then paying them a shilling! Wherefore we will let it wait till Wednesday; before which there will probably be a chance, or at all events there may be more things to carry for a cart.

I have a short Note from Jane this morning again: she is in some agitation about her poor Mother's things being all now to arrive,—alas, no Mother can arrive more! She had not slept, on that account, she says; but was otherwise going on as before.

Jamie's Letter came this morning; thank him for it, and for all his promptitude in serving me.

The Mr Moffat Banker in Thornhill has just been here; and I think it is he that will likeliest get the house. We are all to meet, tomorrow at noon at Thornhill, Moffat Jardine, Hunter and I, and it shall go hard but we will then come to some kind of bargain.

The rain has begun again: the last two days were too bright to last.

Are you thinking about coming up to me, rude as the weather is?

Good day, dear Mother.

Your affectionate /

T. Carlyle