Letter from James Rigby to Robert Owen

Scope and Content

In this manuscript letter Rigby responds to Owen's request to "put new life in the dry bones" and join the society being set up by Neale, Travis and others. He is adamant that having "no faith in them" he cannot until he sees "action" rather than just "talk"; in telling them this he has done them a greater service than if he had indeed joined them. However, he does close the letter by explaining the method by which those wishing to set up the society should proceed, which involves setting-up a limited liability company and setting the newspapers to work "either for or against them".


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