Letters of Jenny Marx

Jenny Marx To Frederick Engels
In Manchester

Source: MECW Volume 39, p. 571;
First published: in Marx and Engels, Works, 1962.

[London, 16 January 1852]

Dear Mr Engels,

As you see, I am still en fonction as secretary. My husband has still not altogether left his bed. He was indeed very poorly. Tomorrow he will attempt to take a short walk. His illness prevented him from getting anything done for America, although he did manage to strike some sparks out of Freiligrath and Pieper. I enclose herewith a most felicitous poem of Freiligrath’s. Let our friend Weerth have a look at it as well. Perhaps he too will feel inspired to climb onto Pegasus. Send us the Tribune if you have finished with it. Next week you will receive a very nice letter from Cluss. Lupus hasn’t got it just now. We hope to hear from you soon and may you enjoy your pale ale in the meantime.

Warm regards from the patient.
Jenny Marx