April 1848-March 1849

The Collected Letters, Volume 23


TC TO THOMAS WATTS; 2 March 1849; DOI: 10.1215/lt-18490302-TC-TW-01; CL 23: 250


Chelsea, 2 March, 1849—

My dear Sir,

I pray you renounce altogether that Rushworth hunt; I am quite past the place, have satisfactorily settled it otherwise; and except for bibliographical purposes (which are none of mine), the question is not of the smallest moment.

But if you will do me a favour,—here is a deliverance and service which you may accomplish much more easily. Among your Pamphlets (King's Pts, I suppose, tho' that stands not on the record) is “A Letter from the Lord Lieutt (of Ireland) to the Hon. W. Lenthall—together with the several transactions about the surrender of Kilkenny—London (Husbands and Field) 1650”:1—— Order this to be sought out for me, and have it lying tomorrow (Saturday) about Noon with the man at the post-hole, who gives and receives Books (I know not his name); “The Pamphlet Mr Watts sent for Mr Carlyle,” will suffice to name it to him: I want the thing for an hour or so; and would fain spare myself the torment of fishing it out of your millponds.

Believe me always / Yours with sincere thanks

T. Carlyle