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Novr 7/67.

Dear Dr Marx

I have received your gift of Das Kapital.

I am not quite, though almost, in the position of a man who received an elephant as a present and did not know what to do with it, for I really mean to devour it, only as my powers of digestion in the direction of political economy are very small | I shall require about a twelvemonth to finish the meal.

I intend to commence to-night.

The fact that the work is in German is an attraction rather than otherwise as shall learn a number of technical phrases, which in German will be new while in English I have long since grown tired of them.

Ricardo’s “Theory of rent” | and Proudhon’s “Mutualité” are solidaires in my mind. Tolain’s refrain of “Solidarité” may go along with MacCulloch’s “Convertibility”, the one being sacred English abracadabra & the other sacred French ditto.

Samuel Morley & I have had a long interview on the necessity of agitating the people to overthrow Bullionism.

A conference of the working class leaders is to be held at the Currency | Reform Union in Old Jewry on Monday night to consider my plan.

Yours obliged
Peter Fox.
 

Zitiervorschlag

Peter Fox André an Karl Marx in London. London, Donnerstag, 7. 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=M0000418. Abgerufen am 28.01.2023.