Letters of Marx and Engels, 1849
Source: MECW Volume 38, p. 207;
Written: end of July 1849;
First published: in Der Briefwechsel zwischen F. Engels und K. Marx, 1913.
I have suffered a great deal of anxiety on your account and was truly delighted when yesterday I received a letter in your own hand. I had got Dronke (who is here) to write to your brother-in-law asking for news of you. He, of course, knew nothing.
My whole family is here ; the government wanted to banish me to Morbihan, the Pontine marshes of Brittany.  So far I have frustrated their intention. But if I am to write to you in greater detail, both about my own circumstances here and about affairs in general, you must let me have a safer address, for things are really appalling here.
You now have the best opportunity to write a history of or a pamphlet on the Baden-Palatinate revolution.  Had you not taken part in the actual fighting, we couldn’t have put forward our views about that frolic. It would be a splendid chance for you to define the position of the Neue Rheinische Zeitung vis-à-vis the democratic party generally. I am positive that the thing will sell and bring you money.
I have embarked on negotiations with a view to starting a politico-economic (monthly) periodical in Berlin which would have to be largely written by us two. 
Lupus [Wilhelm Wolff] is also in Switzerland, I believe in Berne. Weerth was here yesterday; he is setting up an agency in Liverpool. Red Wolff is living here with me. Finances are, of course, in a state of chaos.
Freiligrath is in Cologne now as heretofore. If my wife were not in an all too interesting condition, I would gladly leave Paris as soon as it was financially possible to do so.
Farewell. Convey my kindest regards to Willich and write by return to the address: M. Ramboz, rue de Lille, 45.