The Collected Letters, Volume 28


TC TO OCTAVIAN BLEWITT ; 6 March 1853; DOI: 10.1215/lt-18530306-TC-OB-02; CL 28: 66


Chelsea, 6 March, 1853—

Dear Sir,—Maccall hopes to wait upon you tomorrow some time between two and four: I have sent by him a Note for the Committee; and here in the meanwhile are two other small documents for your private perusal.1

Poor M. looks a great deal better within the last week. I have insured him (as I had good reason) a kind reception from you; and with the aid of which there is fair anticipation from your Benevolent Institution, I really begin to have clear hopes for the poor man. May blessings rest on the heads that deserve such:—indeed we have it written, “the quality of mercy is twice blessed!”2

I return many thanks for your humanity last night;—and shall hope to hear from you again when this business is decided.

Believe me

Yours very sincerely /

T. Carlyle

—O. Blewitt Esq &c &c