Letter from George Howes to Robert Owen

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  • Reference
      GB 1499 ROC/8/83/1
  • Dates of Creation
      22 Nov 1851
  • Physical Description
      3 pages; 1 press clipping

Scope and Content

Manuscript letter: Howes informs Owen that there is a "vast party" in the United States intent on seizing Cuba. "The prevailing motive is the extension of slavery, and the enlargment [sic] of the slave trade in the U.S." He believes that if Spain were to abolish slavery, this would remove any desire to acquire the island

Accompanying the letter is a press clipping that quotes a section taken from The Sunday Atlas, which supports the seizure of Cuba from Spain.

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Manuscript letter:


Stamped number: 1974.