This manuscript letter refers to a paper read by Pare to the Statistical Section of the British Association at a meeting held in Glasgow. Owen is forwarded a copy of the paper.
Pare tells of meeting a man named James Core whilst in Glasgow; Core tells Pare he was born in New Lanark around 50 years ago, and when hearing mention the name Robert Owen "his face lightened up" and he remarked "Ah! Mr Owen had some curious notions. but the mills nor the people have ever done so well since he left".