Letters of Marx and Engels 1848

Marx To Engels
In Barmen

Source: MECW Volume 38, p. 171;
Written: 24 April 1848;
First published: in Der Briefwechsel zwischen F. Engels und K. Marx, 1913.

Cologne about 24 April 1848
Apostelnstrasse Nr. 7

Dear Engels,

A good many have already been subscribed for here, and we must shall probably soon be able to make a start. [218] But now you must without fail make demands on your old man and in general declare definitively what is to be done in Barmen and Elberfeld.

A prospectus (written by Bürgers ) [Bürgers, ‘Prospectus for the Founding of the Neue Rheinische Zeitung, later published in Das Westphälische Dampfboot, 17 May 1848], etc., has been sent from here to Hecker in Elberfeld.

Have you no address for Dronke? He must be written to forthwith.

Answer by return. I might come to your part of the world if things don’t look too fearsome with you.[219]