January 1829-September 1831

The Collected Letters, Volume 5


TC TO JOHN A. CARLYLE; 22 December 1830; DOI: 10.1215/lt-18301222-TC-JAC-01; CL 5:205-206.


[Craigenputtoch, 22 December 1830]

Dear Brother,

The Bearer of this is Henry Inglis, come to London on the saddest business; of which the Newspapers will have already informed you: to seek his mysteriously lost Sister, Mrs M'Leod. I beg of you to understand that we take a true interest in him here; and have already promised your utmost endeavours in the way of help;—the particulars of which are pointed out, so far as I can yet devise anything, in the foregoing Note to himself. I especially think you should carry him to Bedford Square, and take earnest counsel with Mrs Montague. Tell her that he is m[y] Friend (deservedly interesting to me) and that I have advised this. [What] farther may be proper will better occur to yourselves.— I have risen out of bed to write this scrawl, and so have no composure to advise farther, were I otherwise qualified. However, you understand me, and will do all this, for my sake and your own.

Your Brother, /

T. Carlyle—