Letters of Marx and Engels, 1849
Source: MECW Volume 38, p. 209;
Written: mid-August 1849;
First published: in Marx and Engels, Works, First Russian Edition, 1934.
I will gladly fall in with Rühl’s suggestion if he agrees to take over the whole of the business side, at which I am no good and for which he will he paid a commission.
1) But I have no publisher on hand to make the necessary advances,
2) the subscription lists seem to me superfluous. Announcements in the Westdeutsche and other papers in the Rhineland and elsewhere would achieve the same purpose. The thing should be advertised particularly in the Berlin, Hamburg, Leipzig and Breslau papers.
The news about your paper [Neue Deutsche Zeitung] is very bad. I shall at once write and inform Naut, the trusty old business manager of the Neue Rheinische Zeitung, and acquaint you with the result.
You would already have had my article but for the fact that the illness of my wife and all the children has meant that I have been a kind of male nurse for the past week.
Best regards to your wife.
I hope for a reply as soon as possible.