Letter from M. Martin to Robert Owen

Scope and Content

Manuscript letter, in which Martin requests information from Owen regarding his proposed emigration to America. Martin, a French teacher from Exeter, has made informal arrangements with several other families about to leave for America in the summer, and he asks Owen to furnish him information regarding the situation at New Harmony and enquires as to the benefits of buying his own land as opposed to remaining part of a group, and forming a community - a little "Cooperative Community". Owen is also asked to provide introductions to as "many respectable Persons" as he can.

Martin discusses his preference for settling as far West as possible so he may "embrace the more independent and manly life of an American Famer"; Illinois and Pennsylvania are noted as options.


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