Letter from James Rigby to Robert Owen

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Scope and Content

This manuscript letter opens with Rigby providing an account of his progress with tasks carried out on Owen's behalf. Forwarding Owen newspapers, dealing with request made by Owen in letters are noted.

Discussion regarding Sir B[enjamin] Hall follows, with Rigby writing that just has he predicted Hall has not moved for a Committee; he already has enough support from "our friends" and cannot afford to lose them before the next election lest "the Church will have him out".

[George Jacob] Holyoake has asked Rigby for his assistance in getting up a meeting; Rigby has agreed, only because he is a friend of Owen and despite not knowing "what they advocate". He remarks he is just an "Old Socialist" and not an "Atheist nor a Spiritualist".

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