April-December 1844

The Collected Letters, Volume 18


JWC TO MARY RUSSELL ; 12 July 1844; DOI: 10.1215/lt-18440712-JWC-MR-01; CL 18: 127


Seaforth House Friday [12 July, 1844]

My dearest Mrs Russel

I find myself in a little difficulty which you can help me out of— Sunday is my Birthday, on which Mary and Margaret must drink my health (in a good cup of tea at the least) or I shall not think that my new year has begun luckily for me. I want therefore to send you half a sovereign to give them—but nobody in their wits sends money by the Post in these times and I am at a distance of five miles from Liverpool just at present so that I cannot get a post-office order— Will you then be kind enough to give them five shillings each—or a pound of tea—as you judge fittest, to my account, and I will repay you when I get back to Liverpool on Tuesday next—

I am here in a very beautiful place with a very favourite friend and might have got a great deal of pleasure out of the visit if (there is always an if in worldly affairs) I had not been laid up most of the time with a bad cold— I shall stay a few days in Maryland Street on my return to Liverpool and then home to my Husband who must be pretty well tired of having to order his own dinners by this time—

Excuse the little botherations I give you and believe me dear Mrs Russel ever most affectionately yours

Jane Carlyle.