The Collected Letters, Volume 28


TC TO J. ROSS ; 19 September 1853; DOI: 10.1215/lt-18530919-TC-JROS-01; CL 28: 272-273


Addiscombe Farm, (for Chelsea London), 19 Septr, 1853—


I have received your Note of the 10th August, intimating that the New York Rhetorical Society has been so kind and complimentary as to elect me an honorary member. With those friendly Gentlemen I have not yet the pleasure of any acquaintaince, nor are the objects and performances of their Society yet known to me: but I will hope for a change, or at least can wish for a change, on both those points;—and in the meanwhile gratefully accept the evident honour done me, and beg you to express my thanks and sincere acknowledgements, in the due quarter, for the same.

Wishing all success to this Society, and much improvement from it to my fellow-members and to the world,

I have the honour to be / Sir / Your most obedt servt /

T. Carlyle

J. Ross Esqr, Cor: Secy &c &c / New York