Letter from John M. Ruce to Robert Owen

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In this manuscript letter, Ruce acknowledges receipt of Owen's letter before declaring that he and his 225 associates in Huddersfield are willing to assist Owen with his "great work in human redemption" and are only waiting Owen's call to help "against the supporters of the old immoral world".

Owen is asked what should be done with funds collected [through subscription], should they be kept until Owen or should they be sent to Owen so he can use them for the purpose of forming "industrial establishments". Ruce declares that in Owen "the North have confidence".

The letter closes with Ruce asking Owen's advice regarding a lecture he has agreed to give on Christmas Day during which he intends making a stand against the "old prejudices by Priests etc".

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Stamped number: 718