Letter from John Finch to Robert Owen

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In this manuscript letter Owen is offered congratulations for the "unspeakable happiness" he must be feeling due to the revolutionary mood occurring in France, a country Finch describes as the "noblest of nations of the Earth". Finch believes these events can be viewed as Owen's "prophecies being fulfilled".

Finch casts an envious eye to the events in France and writes of his dissatisfaction with the British Government, labelling them as "miserable and contemptible set of men", adding "what wretched twaddle is going on in the Houses of Parliament".

Further discussion of the political situation in both France and Britain follows.

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Stamped number: 1582

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