Letter from J. B. Kingston to Robert Owen

Scope and Content

Manuscript letter, in which Kingston announces his conversion to co-operation. He explains he has been a long time admirer of the system, but had previously "doubted the practicalities of the Theory's". Now he views the Co-operative System as "a Panacea for the many evils that afflict us" and, if correctly applied, co-operation will neutralise the problems of "excessive taxation - excessive population, the mal-administration of Governments - the degrading distinction of Title - the debasing vices of pride and avarice - and the brutalising effects of Superstition and of Ignorance".


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