Letters of Marx and Engels 1848

Marx To Ferdinand Lassalle
In Düsseldorf

Source: MECW Volume 38, p. 180;
Written: 13 November 1848;
First published: in Düsseldorf 1848. Bilder und Dokumente, 1948.

Cologne, 13 November 1848

Dear Lassalle,

At your democratic-monarchist club [237] you should resolve the following:

1. General refusal to pay taxes — to be advocated specially in rural areas;

2. Dispatch of volunteer corps to Berlin;

3. Cash remittance to the Democratic Central Committee in


For the Rhenish Democratic Provincial Committee [239]

K. Marx

Dear Lassalle,

If you could send me some money, whether it be the 200 talers or the amount for the loan certificates, you would greatly oblige me. Send it to my wife, Cecilienstrasse 7. I have had a summons [240] today and it is generally believed that I shall be arrested tomorrow.