| Munich 1 Sept 1870

My dear Dr Marx.

I have  W. F. Cowell Stepney an Marx, 19.8.1870.
since I last wrote to you
again had an interview with Mr Liebknecht — he requested me to write to you as he complains of the Post Office opening his letters he mentions that in case of any revolutionary movement at Paris that he will proceed thither. He has no faith in his position now in Germany, and talks in case of the Kings returning victorious to Berlin of going either to England or the United | States. —

I left him and Bebel well the last time I saw them —

I have been taking care of the sick and wounded with my uncle at Görlitz — I have unfortunately lost a cousin Henry Annesley — in the 2nd Guarden Regiment — (the son of my uncle George Annesley — British Consul at Hamburg —) — I had a very pleasant sejour at Jena and am here staying with a friend of mine ..  Elpis Melena, d. i. Marie Espérance von Schwartz.
Elpis Melina
, an authoress — who has written several works of fiction, and whom I met formerely at Rome 1845 – 49 = 60 = a great friend of Garibaldi’s — has passed | several winters at Crete where she is established, and I found myself in correspondence with her during the Cretan War. —

Her sister Madame Jochmus is living here — so that I find myself in agreeable society —

I am leaving this for Zurich next Monday when I hope to see Bürkli. — I shall go on to Geneva and see how the Peace and Liberty apparatus is getting on —

It is a most critical situation that the Emperor of the French has drawn down upon himself — by anticipation the future as he has done and expending the energies and civilising | forces of nations in advance as he has done –

I trust that Lafargue and your daughter are well. — I beg you will give my kind regards to Madame Marx likewise to Dupont and all our friends —

With most sincere greetings

yours very truly
Wm Fred Cowell Stepney.

Dr Karl Marx
2 Modena Villas —
Maitland Park —

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William Frederick Cowell Stepney an Karl Marx in London. München, Donnerstag, 1. September 1870. 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=M4465461. Abgerufen am 13.04.2024.