Letter from H. Berthold to Robert Owen

Scope and Content

Manuscript letter: Berthold requests Owen’s assistance to secure his release from prison. Berthold writes that it will "not require one penny of yours", but hopes that Owen will "sacrifice a few minutes time to send some person acquainted with the law…to operate for my speedy liberation." He proposes to deliver "a few lectures on currency" and "my plan for a national treasury" which, he anticipates, will "bring in some reward." In addition, the 3rd and 4th numbers of his "expose" will generate "a hundred times" the value of his fine. Berthold states that, "my papers are exempt from the duty of a license."


Stamped number: 347