| 4 Charles Street.
Northampton Square.

Dear Marx.

This morning I received this letter from Le Lubez & as I shall not be able to attend our meeting, (having to wait upon the City boot-makers with a view of getting money for our Geneva friends) I hope you will be there to prevent the council from taking any steps in the matter and enable L.L. to make a capital of it.

I ansered LL’s letter in the following manner:

Citizen Le Lubez.

It would be useless for me to attempt to get funds, in my individual capacity, however much I might sympathize with the belgian miners; it is only when representing the I.W.M.A. that I can hope to meet | with success & as I have no right to represent the said association without a proper authorization from the general council

you will see at once that I could not wait upon the trades council or any society without having been first appointed by the general council; the council meets to morrow, if you think it worth your while to lay the case before the members, do so, only I must remind you, en passant, that the belgian committee of the association have made no appeal for funds & that unless such an appeal be made directly from that committee to the general council I fear the members of this latter will not even take your demand in consideration. I shall not be able to attend on a council meeting to morrow as I have to wait upon a society, for the Geneva lock out, so I thought it my duty to tell you how very unsatisfactory I considered the result of your mission would be.

I had no time to tell him more & I think he will understand that in order to get money | the appeal must be made from the proper quarter in Belgium to the proper quarter in London & not “d’un sauteur à un autre.

I shall see you on Wednesday & en attendant remember me very kindly to Madame Marx, Miss Jenny, Ducy, Laura & her husband & Hellen & believe me

truly yours
Hn Jung.

18 May 1868



Hermann Jung an Karl Marx in London. London, Montag, 18. Mai 1868. 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=B00644. Abgerufen am 20.10.2021.