Letters of Marx and Engels, 1847
Source: MECW Volume 38 p. 110
Written: 7 March 1847;
First published: in Marx and Engels, Works, First Russian Edition, 1934.
You or one of the others in Cologne may get a letter from Hess about communist affairs. I would urgently ask that none of you should answer until I have provided you with documents and letters through W [probably Georg Weerth or Joseph Weydemeyer]. At all events, I must again urgently request you to come here. I have some important things to tell you which cannot be communicated by post. If you can’t come, then H. Bürgers must spend a few days here. You or your representative will stay with me .... [remainder of the letter is missing, save for the next sentences, which are written in the margin. After the words ‘with me’ Marx added ‘see above']
So either you or H. Bürgers come to Malines as soon as possible.
Forward the enclosed letter to Zulauff, Grünstrasse, Elberfeld.
Do not come to Brussels but to Malines and write the day before to say when you or Bürgers are coming.
You can neglect your bourgeois affairs for a day or two.