Letter from Geo. A. Fleming to Robert Owen

Scope and Content

This manuscript letter opens with discussion of the New Moral World; the publication of the latest edition has been delayed and there is not as much material as Heywood had perceived, therefore the edition will be smaller and cheaper.

Fleming writes of attending three "delightful" meetings on the previous Sunday; where [James] Rigby delivered a "most effective" lecture and Fleming was able to get the better of his only opponent, a young chap who displayed "a mind full of aristocratic tendencies".

Discussion of religious matters follows, with Fleming referring to priests being "insane" and writing the leader of the "Scotch Church" had him thrown out of his house, describing him as a "most dangerous man - and not to be trusted in any situation".

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Stamped number: 899

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