Letter from James Cornley to Robert Owen

Scope and Content

In this manuscript letter Cornley thanks Owen for the communication he sent and offers an explanation of his current circumstances. He tells of being relieved from his job of 5 1/2 years due to him holding a "public discussion on the Sabbath" which has left him, he feels, open to the "violent attacks of theological parties".

Further details of Cornley's life follow, including the wide variety of jobs in which he has been engaged. These include gardener, coffee roaster, clerk, surgeon's workman, groom and a beggar on the highway.


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