August 1843-March 1844

The Collected Letters, Volume 17


TC TO MARGARET A. CARLYLE ; 1 December 1843; DOI: 10.1215/lt-18431201-TC-MAC-01; CL 17: 193


Chelsea, Friday, 1 Decr, 1843—

My dear Mother,

Yesternight I had written the inclosed Letter for Jamie, which contains all our news (if any), and which he will read to you. But today some two hours ago Jack entered with a Letter from yourself, which I was right glad of;—and with this Letter from Alick; which of course I send off with all despatch! You will be right glad of it, I know. Alick is well; still near Clow, and determined now to stay there over the winter.——— Jack is to write to him tomorrow, which will be still in time. The true day for an American Letter is the third of every month, not the fourth as I told Jamie; a Letter from Ecclefechan should go off on the first of the month, to make sure; or at all events on the morning of the 2nd.——— ——— I have a small scrap to write to Jean, to whom you may send Alick's Letter when you have completely done with it. I am also far too long within doors! Adieu, dear Mother; take care of yourself for the sake of us all. And so blessings with you, dear Mother—from your Son