Letter from James Rigby to Robert Owen

Scope and Content

In this manuscript letter opens with Rigby providing Owen with a brief account of the progress he has made with tasks carried out on his behalf.

Rigby states that Louis Blank (as the Radicals now call Louis Blanc) is to propose an Association of Workmen of England and France with Bronterre O'Brien in the Chair. A initial meeting has been set for the John Street Institute, but Rigby dismisses the value of the scheme when writing he never considered Blanc to be a "first rate mind"; now he has joined the "mad party that follows O'Brien".


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