| Sunday

Dear Mohr!

Yesterday I received your first note, and wrote at once to Berlin; just now Nr. II arrived and I shall without delay inform E.

The quiproquo happened while I was absent on my wedding trip. I had given orders to print youraddress”; and Bebel, who could not find it, wrote to Becker for the “Programm” and received the unfortunate document, that brought us to despair in Nürnberg. When I discovered the mistake, it was too late to mend it, especially as we could not well disavow old Becker. Luckily, Pfeiffer & Co. were so confused by our vigorous onslaught, that they quite forgot to prove the stupidities of the pseudo-programm. Now, the | thing is explained, and our people know, that under the circumstances the error was excusable.

I think, there are a few dozen of Vogt’s in Berlin. Ihad to leave them there, when I was expelled; and most copies were distributed by me to political persons,—sold very few. In 5 or 6 days I hope to have news.

Of course, we have officially to communicate with you; not with Geneva. B. shall not be offended. But, we shall have some difficulties with the police, and most likely our Verein will be dissolved. However that will not prevent us, from going on. The next day we shall have a new | Verein, and an organisation, that cannot be reached by the police.

We are now at the head of the movement in Germany. The Allg. D. Arbeiterverein I have undermined; Schweitzer must be thrown over board, he is too slippery a fish, to be entrusted with a position at the head of a party.

Mende, Hatzfeldt’s “Schürzenstipendiat” got in my hands last week, and I gave him such a lesson, that he fainted and his attendants had to lead him out.

Send your “Aufruf” in time.

We are all well, and hope you are the same.

We send our love


Have you an objection to my printing your Brumaire Bonaparte as Feuilleton? Can’t you send me an article, if ever so short, but with | your name? I am sorry you were not in Nürnberg, you would have met with a reception, that would have made you forget, what you had to suffer during the last 10 years. –

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Wilhelm Liebknecht an Karl Marx in London. Leipzig, Sonntag, 20. September 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=B00755. Abgerufen am 20.10.2021.