Marx-Engels Correspondence 1859

Marx To Engels
In Manchester

Source: MECW Volume 40, p. 379;
First published: in: Marx and Engels, Works, Moscow, 1929.

[London,] 2 February 1859

Dear Frederick,

The Constitutionnel wins since, according to The Times, the author was none other than Mr Boustrapa.

Today came a letter (which I'll send you later) from Lassalle saying that the manuscript has not yet arrived. Now take note: It went off on Tuesday (25); I was notified as early as 30th January by the packet company here that the manuscript had arrived in Berlin. Lassalle’s letter is dated 31 January. Hence the government has been holding back my manuscript for 3 or 4 days at least (if Duncker got the manuscript after Lassalle’s letter went off). Maybe Mr Stieber has been rummaging through it, or Mr von Patow has been endeavouring to make a hasty acquaintance with economics.

Wrote to Lassalle straight off. Your philistines have intercepted the stuff you were sending me (for Tuesday). It didn’t arrive. I waited until 3 in the afternoon. Then I dashed off another article.


K. M.