Marx-Engels Correspondence 1860

Marx To Engels
In Manchester

Source: MECW Volume 41, p. 6;
First published: in Der Briefwechsel zwischen F. Engels und K. Marx, 1913.

[London,] 25 January 1860

Dear Engels,

Have you already heard about Vogt’s pamphlet, in which there are the most horrible scurrilities concerning me? And, what is more, the thing is being jubilantly acclaimed by the Teutonic bourgeoisie. The first edition has already been sold out. Yesterday, a leader in the National-Zeitung contained a long defamatory passage from it. (Any chance of your laying hands on this particular number of the Nat.-Zeit.? I haven’t been able to get hold of it here.) Now, what ought I to do? Mr Lassalle would seem to have taken such umbrage at my last letter that there hasn’t been a word from him since.

I should be grateful if you could have an article ready for Friday or Saturday (there is a ship sailing via Cork).


K. M.