Letter from James Jennings to Robert Owen

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Manuscript letter, bringing Owen's attention to a letter written by Jennings brother, Joseph, who lives in New York. Joseph's letter, a copy of which is present, asserts that Owen's ideas of a co-operative system have fallen on deaf ears in the United States and now "not a vestige of the system now remains". Jennings is disbelieving of his brother's ability to playing a leading part in this matter, being he is "ill informed on [everything] regarding History - [and] has very little acquaintance with science of any kind".

In a post-script to Jennings asks Owen to keep his name out of any public notice that may come out of this matter, he has no wish to further inflame the bad feelings that exist between his brother and himself.


Stamped number: 269


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