Letter from Frederic Hill to Robert Owen

Scope and Content

Manuscript letter: Hill begins the letter by thanking Owen for sending him a copy of his latest journal, which contained a notice of Owen's upcoming 82nd birthday. He states that no one can doubt the purity of Owen's nature and his "great benevolence," and hopes that this thought will be a "source of happiness" and cheer him "through the remaining period of" his "long life."

Hill turns to a new topic, stating that he was "glad to observe the important amendments in the law" that Owen's son has helped to institute in the state of Indiana, and declares that "many a poor widow will have cause to bless his name."

The letter concludes with Hill mentioning a copy of a memoir of his own father, which is enclosed with the letter [not present].

Note

Stamped number: 2050.