Letter from Samuel Austin to Robert Owen

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In this manuscript letter Austin states that is he anxious to hear how Owen and Messrs. [Joseph] Hansom and [Edward] Welch get on in Manchester with Austin explaining that "if men can but be led to perceive their real interest so as to become of one heart and one mind in this affair". The "affair" was a tour Owen was making of the country to meet with unions to persuade them to listen to his plans.

Discussion then concerns the Labour Exchange in London with Austin noting that things are progressing "petty well"; Atkins also explains that he is not happy with the sum that he has been paid, finding that his salary being dependant on the profits of the Exchange and any lectures held there, which is not how perceived the agreement.


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