January-September 1845

The Collected Letters, Volume 19


TC TO JAMES BOOTH ; 7 June 1845; DOI: 10.1215/lt-18450607-TC-JBO-01; CL 19: 74-75


Chelsea, 7 june, 1845—

Dear Booth,

There are three men that want to go into the House of Commons on Tuesday Evening next, to hear a little of the Balderdash current there,—on the Medical Bill, I think.1 These names and addresses are:

Dr John Carlyle, 15. Cadogan Terrace / Chelsea—

Dr Jacob Hunter, 70. Upper Berkley St / Portman Square2

Mr John Welsh (resident with us here).3

If you have still the faculty of getting Orders, I will ask you exert your benevolence with the Speaker4 on their behalf. If Three are too great a number all at once (as seems not inconceivable at all), then the two Medical men are to be preferred.

Do you ever ride now? I have been obliged to get a horse; take it solitary as Pistol did the leek;5 and should be much alleviated by your company on occasion.— I am in fact exceedingly busy, on the wretchedest work, and almost killed with botheration.

With kind remembrances to Mrs Booth,6

Yours always truly /

T. Carlyle