Letter from Charlotte Cushman to Jane Welsh Carlyle, July 15, 1862
CreditNational Library of Scotland
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 You were right. best of dears. Your note did not reach me before I was compelled to leave home at twenty minutes past eleven. Not hearing. I imagined my note had not been properly posted & was in a small despair. at 3 o'clock on my return I found a note from the man who was to send me a carriage to say he was unable to send over the carriage I had engaged I hurried through my dinners
[235 reverse] so as to get to you if only for a moment to explain this when I was again interrupted & not able to get off. The Fates are cruel for I want to see you more than I dare tell you. I shall try for a look at You tomorrow afternoon on my way to dinner at Kensington God knows whether I shall accomplish it. for while these children are with me
 I do not seem to belong to myself. or be mistress of my time or actions. I only am sure of one thing & that is my loving admiration for you. My desire to be with you. & my vexation at disappointment
Love me. believe that I am
Dear, dont [sic] tell the Temple of Concord that I ask you to let me bring Miss Stebbins to see you!