In this manuscript letter Fox asks Owen for his advice having received a "piece of intelligence from Edinburgh". The information came from a Mr Kennedy, and refers to a meeting of the "Directors of the Edinburgh Society". At this meeting an unnamed "subject" was raised, but "so violent was the opposition that it was absolutely necessary to withdraw it"; asks "now what is to be done for Glasgow?" and of his awareness of their "honour being at stake".
Further discussion of the situation in Scotland follows, with reference being made education and schools.