Letter from Robert Alger and J. Dempsey to Robert Owen

Scope and Content

The first page of this manuscript letter is written by J. Dempsey and the remainder by Alger.

Dempsey thanks Owen for remembering him, and explains of having spent much time thinking about Owen since he left London. Reference is made to Owen touring the country delivering lectures, and Dempsey remarks on their "success" and wonders if "friends in Manchester" will attempt shortly any "practical measures".

Alger opens by referring to the forthcoming issues of New Moral World. He then proceeds to discuss the "striking" contrast between London and Manchester at present, and writes that "we trust that our brother Socialists will never more let Manchester neighbourhood rest until the agitation, ? and association shall have produced a decided practical demonstration" [of Owen's plans].

The letter closes with Alger informing Owen that a Mr Cleave is intending to produce a cheap edition of New Moral World Part 1 which would enable the largest number of people to read it. For this to proceed, Cleave requires Owen's "sanction" and Owen is asked to provide it in his next communication.

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Stamped number: 877

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