Letter from James Rigby to Robert Owen

Scope and Content

In this manuscript letter Rigby provides Owen with a comprehensive update of the progress he has made with tasks carried out on his behalf. This includes visiting G.J. Holyoake, who has promised to let Rigby write in the next number of the Reasoner . Holyoake has also offered to bring his use his influence "among the Secularists" in order to get a good gathering [at Congress]. However, Rigby believes holding Congress in the middle of the day is a bad idea; the working classes will be working, and the "Nobs" will find it not fashionable enough to attend.


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