Marx-Engels Correspondence 1859

Marx To Engels
In Manchester

Source: MECW Volume 40, p. 393;
First published: in Der Briefwechsel zwischen F. Engels und K. Marx, Stuttgart, 1913.

[London,] 8 February 1859

Dear Engels,

It’s a fortnight ago today since I sent the manuscript [Contribution to Critique of Political Economy] to Berlin; since then 2 letters have gone off to Lassalle; up to this moment I've had no acknowledgment of receipt. Moreover, I had made this ‘acknowledgment of receipt’ a condition for the despatch of the preface. As you can imagine, one begins to lose all patience when everything goes so wrong. I am quite ill with vexation.

Herewith Lassalle’s letter. Let me have it back.

Today I have written about Bonaparte’s rotten speech and his pamphlet.


K. M.