Letter from L. R. Marsden to Robert Owen

Scope and Content

Manuscript letter opening with Marsden remarking she has yet to receive a reply for Owen.

Discussion turns to the situation in Naples, with Marsden noting that the "Neopolitans are forever on the eve of revolution" and a few days ago the expectation was for the arrival of the "French and English fleet"; Russia "putting in her voice" has postponed matters.

An earthquake in Naples on the previous night is mentioned, with Marsden writing of being woken by hearing people shouting, and of seeing them "kneeling down in the streets praying".

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Stamped number: 2619