August 1846-June 1847

The Collected Letters, Volume 21


TC TO JANE WELSH CARLYLE; 2 September 1846; DOI: 10.1215/lt-18460902-TC-JWC-01; CL 21:38.


Dumfries Wednesday / 2 Septr 1846

Your Letter just come,—I mean it came last night;—and you are to be at home this evening. Many thanks for it. Punctual for once!

I believe I am to go by Ardrossan and Belfast; off tomorrow morning at 8 if there be room in the Ayr Coach. I have also some peep at Manchester perhaps privately in my eye. See Ballantyne's Letter, which I inclose: it met me yesterday when fairly on the road.—— Oh dear, Oh dear, what a sad dumb scene for me yesterday, at coming off! And I have had no sleep but about 3 hours;—up smoking about 5 o'clock.—

“Tomorrow morning” look in the Box again (that means Friday morning), you will find another Letter from me, with cash (if all go right): This reaches you on Thursday night I think; I would not keep you altogether without word; and as yet there is time for no more.

Adieu dear Goody: you have ordered matters very wisely I believe.

Ever yours /

T. C.