Letter from Joseph Savage to Robert Owen

Scope and Content

Manuscript letter written from Syracuse, New York to Owen who is in Boston. Savage thanks him for his visit, saying it was of great profit to the inhabitants of the town, and that they are on the eve of change from the current system. He says that the masses are losing confidence in the current religious and political institutions and that Owen's ideas will spread

Savage continues by saying that as Owen is in 'the eve of life', he should only spread his ideas on a small scale. He also talks about building a community or a joint stock establishment and suggests an area of land that may be suitable for this. Savage says that they would need two hundred thousand dollars to do this.

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Stamped Number: 1364