Letter from William R. Wood to Robert Owen

Scope and Content

In this manuscript letter Owen is urged to write a letter to Mr [Thomas] Simpson, "a very influential man with the Union", as this would have a "most beneficial" effect in "bringing over" [to co-operation] the men of the Potters Union.

Wood writes that upon inspecting the accounts of the Potters [Union], Simpson found that over 6 thousand pounds had been spent on "futile strikes"; they are now preparing to commence a very large establishment of their own and Simpson is "very much in favour of consolidation" [of Unions].

In a postscript Owen is warned that the fact regarding the spending of 6 thousand pounds by the Union on strikes should not be made public.

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Stamped number: 703