Letter from Robert Owen to James Rigby

Scope and Content

Manuscript letter which opens by Owen saying that he has written to Pare in Dublin. Owen goes on to say that Mr Allhusen will be disappointed but he may be assured that it will be easier to revolutionise the world by kindness and reason rather than violence.Owen hopes that Benjamin Hall will ask for a constitution.

Owen goes on to write about a letter he received from John Taylor of Kensington Park. He asks Rigby who he is.

Owen tells Rigby that he can no longer read any print and that his hearing is becoming poor. He says that In a week I expect I shall not be capable to have any communication with the old world by printing writing or speaking.

Owen concludes by writing that Clayton does not wish to be named with Owen's publications. Owen says that he believes this to be an old interference of the Church.