Letter from George Morton to Robert Owen

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Manuscript letter referring to a note Owen left for Morton enquiring about a Dr. Pearson. Morton tells Owen that Pearson is not connected to the Birmingham Ear Infirmary, the surgeon there being a man of "great skill" named Dutton .

Morton writes that Mr [George] Dawson, a preacher, is making good progress with the "Social Cause" with his congregation, more than the whole town [Birmingham] put together. Over 1500, "rich and poor", attended a social party at Harbone House and, had he been there, Morton believes Owen would have been "delighted to have seen the spirit that was manifested". After the meeting tea was taken on the Green and Morton explains he saw "the Rich being the waiters for the poor part of the congregation" and Dawson setting an example by joining in with the sports of the day.

Morton writes that he would like Owen to make the acquaintance of Dawson as he is the most "charitable preacher" he knows.

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Stamped number: 1835

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