Letter from Thomas Allsop to Robert Owen

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Manuscript letter, in which discussion centres on the revolutionary events in France. Allsop acknowledges the progress Owen has made [in Paris], and indicates his pleasure Owen put his views in front of the "prominent men of the day" He does, however, worry about the "difference of language and idiom". In Allsop's opinion, the situation would be helped if Pare was not so intent on "playing" at his business in Dublin rather than setting himself to work.

Allsop worries that the "Revolution that destroyed capital and credit will give way to the cries of the Capitalists & of those who lived by credit and will lik[e] to create a new Credit & a new Capital not very dissimilar to the last - in other words this great revolution will be without visible fruits".

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Stamped number: 1593

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