Letter from John Finch, James Hill and Henry Hill to Robert Owen

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This manuscript letter, written in three separate parts each by a different person, refers to the proposed purchase of land at Wretton, Norfolk by James Hill.

Finch writes he is satisfied with the purchase of the land by Hill, and believes it is "in every respect suitable for the formation of a Community on our principles"; he remarks he considers the price paid of £11,500 to be cheap, and gives Owen permission to put £700 Finch had placed with him towards the purchase. Finch also writes he believes that, considering the Estate is to be purchased in the name of the Trustees on behalf if the Community Friendly Society, then the number of Trustees ought to be increased and that Mr Hill be one of them.

James Hill writes of his receipt of monies on account of the purchase of the Estate.

Henry Hill, on behalf of James Hill, writes a memorandum for receipt of £200 from Robert Owen on account of the purchase of the Estate.


Stamped number: 1053

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