Letter from James Rigby to Robert Owen

Scope and Content

In this manuscript letter Rigby provides an account of his progress carrying out tasks and errands on Owen's behalf. The main focus being a visit was made to Mr Offord at his daughters house and Rigby explains he found Offord to be a "calm, deep-thinking man" who left a "deep impression". He provided a full account of his "Shaker movement" which led Rigby to believe they are, in practical terms, the "most advanced body in the World". However, he feels their "notions" on celibacy are wrong and can only impede their progress.


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