Letter from Robert Owen to James Rigby

Scope and Content

Manuscript letter informing Rigby he is glad to hear that he [Rigby] didn’t frighten Colonel Clinton and suggests that Mr Allsop is easily frightened and muddled.

Owen says he has not yet received Mr Cotter’s proofs of his advertisements but when he does he will need to know what the daily and weekly newspapers will charge for them. He notes that a plea for low charges will be required and they must know they are intended for a great and permanent public cause and advantage to everyone.

Owen says that the Dr [Travis] is frightened by Owen’s new moves but he is easily frightened and that extraordinary changes can be affected only by extraordinary proceedings.