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Letters of Marx and Engels, 1849

Marx To Engels
In Cologne

Source: MECW Volume 38, p. 195;
Written: 23 April 1849;
First published: in Der Briefwechsel zwischen F. Engels und K. Marx, 1913.

Hamburg, 23 April 1849

Dear Engels,

Your letter didn’t reach me till today [255] as I had already left Bremen on Wednesday morning. Nothing doing in Bremen. Rösing went bankrupt a year ago and is now living solely on the interest from what remains of his wife’s capital. Hence nothing doing.

On the other hand I shall certainly be able to make shift here.

As for the signature, cannot Werres sign?

18 April 1849

As for interim money arrangements, as long as I'm away the following should be noted: before I left, Plasmann solemnly promised to make whatever advances were necessary. Perhaps St. Naut feels some scruple about resorting to this source. If necessary, do so yourself.

All this week the paper has been very skimpy, which assorts ill with my present mission.

Warmest regards to my wife and the others.

Write by return whatever happens, and keep your chin up. Les choses marcheront.

K. Marx

[Inside the envelope]

Address: Rohde, Merchant, Bleichenbrücke.