| 4 Charles Street.
Northampton Square.

My dear Marx

Je suis fâché que vous n’ayez pas pu assister à notre assemblée de mardi & j’espére que la cause qui vous empêchait d’y assister n’est pas grave.

At our last meeting a letter of Fox’s was read containing a series of attacks & charges against me; although I was greatly concerned at the reading of that letter I treated the matter very lightly at the time, but since then I find there are charges that I can not let pass unnoticed. For instance he says: that I have driven 2 English members out of the council & that if I am left to act as I do now I shall soon break up the council; in another place he attributes interested motives to me & then again he says many members of the council are with him.

Now I really do not remember having ever acted in such a manner as to drive english members out of the council, but Fox says many members of the council are with him & although I do not know who those members are still I must suppose that they | know better how to appreciate my conduct than I do.

I think I could afford to laugh at his insinuations about money matters; those who know me must know that if I have had some ambitious designs in joigning the council I certainly could not make such a fool of myself as to attempt to make money by it; but there are others who do not know me & if they should ever know me I want them to know me by my deeds & not by Fox’s nasty & mean letter.

That letter was referred to the sub-com: Saturday the 23 inst; I said I would not attend the sub-com: unless Fox was there; now there is next Tuesday’s sitting & I find myself in a very anomalous position: | I proposed that the Fenian question should be discussed next Tuesday & it certainly will look strange if I do not attend; on the other hand the hints & half made accusations contained in Fox’s letter still overhang my head

well! I hardly know what to do! I feel disheartened, discouraged & disgusted; I am half a mind to throw up my office & to stick to watchmaking; if our association was more firmly established I would not keep my place for another minute; but see how shaky it is still! I can not make up my mind to such a cowardly act as to leave the council just now.

| Excuse my bad writing & this foolish epistle; I am so undecided & Indecision is death to me.

Remember me to Mrs Marx & to your charming daughters & believe me.

fraternally yours
Hm Jung.

16 Nov. 1867. |

 

Zitiervorschlag

Hermann Jung an Karl Marx in London. London, Samstag, 16. November 1867. In: Marx-Engels-Gesamtausgabe digital. Hg. von der Internationalen Marx-Engels-Stiftung. Berlin-Brandenburgische Akademie der Wissenschaften, Berlin. URL: http://megadigital.bbaw.de/briefe/detail.xql?id=B00435. Abgerufen am 22.08.2019.