Letters of Marx and Engels, 1849

Marx To Louis Bauer
In London

Source: MECW Volume 38, p. 218;
Written: 30 November 1849;
First published: in Marx and Engels, Works, First Russian Edition, 1934.

Draft, London, 30 November 1849


In view of the inimical relations now obtaining between the two societies to which we belong — in view of your direct attacks upon the refugee committee here, [292] at any rate upon my friends and colleagues in the same — we must break off social relations if we are not mutually to expose ourselves to equivocal interpretations. Yesterday evening I thought it unseemly, in the presence of my wife, to express my views on this collision.

While expressing my utmost obligation to you for your medical assistance, I would beg you to send me your account.

Yours truly
Dr K. Marx