Marx in Neue Rheinische Zeitung November 1848

Letters Opened

Source: MECW Volume 8, p. 96;
Written: by Marx on November 28, 1848;
First published: in Neue Rheinische Zeitung No. 155 (special edition), November 29, 1848.

Cologne, November 28, 11 p.m. Two of the items of correspondence that have reached us this evening, one postmarked Berne and the other Paris, have clearly been opened by an official or semi-official hand. The seal was missing. The wafers with which the letters had been re-sealed were not yet dry. Sedlnitzky, too, is making propaganda with Windischgrätz.