Works of Marx 1850

To the Chairman of a Refugee Meeting in London

Source: MECW Volume 10, p. 389;
Written: London, June 30, 1850;
First published: Marx/Engels, Works, second Russ. ed. Vol 27, Moscow, 1962.

[Rough copy)

[London,] June 30 [,1850]

Citizen Chairman,

While the June Revolution was attacked by all the watchdogs of the bourgeois class, I publicly defended those terrible days, which for me are the greatest manifestation of the struggle which the working class is pursuing against the capitalist class.

If I am absent from this refugee celebration today, it is because I am completely prevented by illness from being in your midst; my heart is with you.

Greetings and fraternity,

Karl Marx