Letters of Marx and Engels, 1849

Marx To Andreas Stifft
In Vienna

Source: MECW Volume 38, p. 197;
Written: 6 May 1849;
First published: in G. Becker, Neue Dokumente von Karl Marx aus dem jahre 1849, Zeitschrift für Geschichtswissenschaft, 1974.

Harburg, 6 May 1849

To Dr. Stifft in Vienna

Dear Stifft,

Post tot discrimina rerum [After so many vicissitudes — Virgil, Aeneid], I am glad to have an opportunity of reminding you of my existence. Each new number of the Vienna paper [Der Radikale] gives me the real satisfaction of knowing beyond doubt that you have not been swallowed up by the counter-revolutionary monster.[257] I trust that we shall yet find ourselves seated side by side at a convention.

The bearer, Bruhn, is one of my best friends and a proficient, active revolutionary. I recommend him to you most highly.

K. Marx