Letter from Geo. A. Fleming to Robert Owen

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Manuscript letter, which discusses in detail the progress made in assigning new trustees for the community at Queenwood Estate, Tytherley, Hampshire. Fleming explains he, along with several others, visited Mr [George] Bracher in Salisbury and, after a discussion, Bracher still desired more time to decide if he would become an assignee. Fleming writes Bracher did, however, offer some advice to him and his colleagues, which included urging them to dismiss all the families [at Queenwood] "instantly without compensation allowance money or means to carry them away" and, if they accepted the office of assignee, they would be in position permanently "because the [Rational] Society was not bankrupt but insolvent".

Further detailed discussion of the precarious situation at Queenwood and Fleming's thoughts on the matter follow.

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Stamped number: 1370

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