Letter from Lawrence Pitkethly to Robert Owen

Scope and Content

In this manuscript letter Pitkethly defends himself against the accusation "that he was not what I seemed to be" made by a Mr Reid to the executive of the consolidated union. He wishes Owen to know that he's done "too much" [for the cause] and could have no interest in "acting falsely". He continues, explaining that whilst he does not admit anything he will "most reluctantly withdraw" as it will be beneficial to lay "agitation" aside at the present moment. He also notes that nothing has inspired him with "greater hopes" than Owen's "scheme of consolidation"[of the unions].


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