1824- 1825

The Collected Letters, Volume 3


TC TO DAVID HOPE; 4 June 1824; DOI: 10.1215/lt-18240604-TC-DH-01; CL 3:74-75.


1 Moray Street, Friday [4 June 1824].

My Dear Sir:

This is a book1 which I promised to send to Mr. Grahame, whom I understand to be at present embarked or embarking for America.

He desired me to forward it to you at Glasgow, who he said would immediately transmit it after him. He was anxious to have it with him on the voyage, but this I suppose is impossible.

You have an account against me for tobacco in your books, which I am very sorry I have never yet got paid. If you could inform me of any method to send it over, I would send it with thanks; for it was a favour in the hour of need by which I contracted it. Some time or other I shall certainly pay you.

I am just on my way to London in a monstrous hurry; so I cannot tell you anything at present.2 I am to be there some time; if you would send your Glasgow news to me to the care of the Orator (who will know my address), I would not fail to answer you in due time.

Meanwhile, with sincere good wishes and esteem, believe me always,

My dear sir, / Most faithfully yours, /

Th: Carlyle