1824- 1825

The Collected Letters, Volume 3


TC TO GEORGE BOYD; 10 April 1824; DOI: 10.1215/lt-18240410-TC-GBO-01; CL 3:56-57.


Mainhill, 10th April [1824].

Dear Sir,

I have sent you some 6 or 7 sheets of Meister, which I could wish to have printed as speedily as possible. To my mortification, I learned on inquiring at the Commercial Bank Office that a packet does not come everyweek from Edinr, tho' one goes every week to it. With very few exceptions, however, one comes down every two weeks; so that I hope we shall still be able to something by means of it. In the present instance, the Banker tells me it is likely a packet will be setting out from Edinr on Tuesday week. You had better send to the Bank and make inquiries: and see if you can get me half a dozen sheets printed, and sent down on that occasion: I will correct them, immediately, and send them up by the end of the following week. Franks would do better: but I suppose they are not to be had.

If this parcel prosper, you will receive it on Monday night. Be so kind as send the other little note over to my Brother; whom it instructs to write and tell me whether the manuscript arrives safe.

I remain, in haste, / My dear Sir, / faithfully Your's /

Th: Carlyle—

My address is: Mainhill, Ecclefechan (to be sent by the Com[m]ercial Bank Annan)

The Bank parcel does not go till Friday: so I preferred sending this by the Coach.