Letter from J C Smith to Robert Owen

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Manuscript letter from Smith, who is Chairman of the Utilitarian Association in the USA. They are joining with the Rational Society in giving their good wishes to Owen. Smith says that England is not prepared to test the truth of Owen's principles but hopes that America may give the truths a more attentive hearing.

Smith says he admires Owen's efforts to awaken the country to his ideas and says the regrets his departure from England. He wishes Owen a safe journey to America and welcomes him to the country. He says that he wishes he could visit the Association in the West.