Letter from Robert Owen to James Rigby

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Manuscript letter telling Rigby that he has written to the Archbishop [of Canterbury] asking him to return a petition to Rigby. Owen says that if Lord John Russell does not return his petition then Rigby should go to the House of Commons at night and ask to see him. Owen instructs Rigby to take copies of the petition to Pare and Lord Clarendon.

Owen goes on to say that on the 16th May, whilst he was away in London, a parcel was delivered to Owen at Sevenoaks. Owen says that Mrs Twort refused to pay for it and it was returned. Owen believes it came from the Spread Eagle in Piccadilly. He says it is all a mystery to him and that the book may be valuable.