April-December 1844

The Collected Letters, Volume 18


TC TO JOHN A. CARLYLE ; 16 July 1844; DOI: 10.1215/lt-18440716-TC-JAC-01; CL 18: 136-137


Chelsea, Tuesday Evg 16 july, 1844—

My dear Brother,

Not to lose a Post, I forthwith despatch Alick's Letter, just received,—tho' I have not time to write a word along with it. Alick's situation, with all his children planting Indian-corn around him, looks to me much cheerfuller than it had done for a long while.

I am still alone; working among Cromwell's Letters. Jane has been for a week with the Paulet's; and has got back, this very day as I compute, to her Uncle's. She will only stay there a day or two, I fancy; then another day or two at Manchester; and then home. She is very well, according to her own account.

Write to me minutely how my good Mother is. I had Jenny's Letter duly; I figured them all at the Ecclefechan Sacrament last Sunday. Tell me exactly how she is. And do not relax your efforts about the House1 while you are there.— I will answer more copiously when you write next.

I am bound at present to a Tea with certain stupid Derwent Coleridges here—ah me!—and am already too late!

Your affectionate /

T. Carlyle