Letter from James Rigby to Robert Owen

Scope and Content

In this manuscript letter information is relayed about the "folly of [Edward] Truelove in the Strand" which has left Rigby's mind "anything but well balanced". Truelove published a penny pamphlet in which there is evidently the "Spirit of Murder" leading to him being taken to Bow Street [Police] Station, questioned and remanded on bail until Saturday. Rigby explains, that if found guilty Truelove could face 2 years in prison and wonders "are these people mad" [Truelove and Thomas Allsop] for not understanding that the "Spirit of Murder" is in direct opposition to the "New System".

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Stamped number: 2869