Letter from Martin Cawood to Robert Owen

Scope and Content

This manuscript letter opens with lengthy discussion regarding Cawood's family; the health of Thomas is particularly well covered with it being noted that it generall y improves, but that he may go to the South of England or the Continent for the better weather.

Discussion moves to political matters, with Cawood writing that "the Whigs and the Radicals are going to bring out Sir W[illia]m Molesworth as a Candidate for this [Leeds] Borough" and notes that his first public appearance will be at a large dinner "for all the Whig and Radical Members in Yorkshire"; Cawood believes however that "the Whigs and Radicals will overreach themselves in Leeds, & let two Tories get in". Further discussion is of to the political landscape of the country and Cawood's thoughts on the inadequacies of the system.


Stamped number: 856

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