Letter from Thomas Allsop to Robert Owen

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Manuscript letter referring to the recent events in France. Allsop writes of ebing glad to hear from Owen, but states he does not think very highly of the judgement of [Étienne] Cabet as he is "too sensitive" - although he does think well of Mr Doherty. Owen is advised that money is being "used lavishly at all events, large amounts at Paris" and that this is being done to "produce a re-action". Allsop is of the belief, if "property [and] capital ever gets its hook into the Public nose again the Revolution is lost". The "only hope" is the destruction of capital and private property and he argues that "whilst one man is rich and another is poor the ? of the French Republic is a falsehood".

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Stamped number: 1606