Manuscript letter acknowledging receipt of a note inviting him to attend a meeting of friends of co-operation. Purnivall says he would have liked to have attended but is busy. He then goes on to suggest additions to the objects of the Co-operative League. He requests a pledge to support the existing associations and stores. He then goes on to say that they should set to work first rather than try to come to a settlement of opinions.
He concludes the letter by requesting they ask Mr Conningham to get up a petition to the House of Lords and the House of Commons for a Bill to give legal protection to the Working Men's Associations and the stores selling to the public.