Letter from Samuel Oakford to Robert Owen

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In this manuscript letter Oakport confirms the advertisement for Owen's forthcoming lectures in Cheltenham will appear in the coming Monday's edition of the Cheltenham Journal. He explains that the advertisement notes the lectures will begin on Christmas evening and that there will also be two morning lectures. He hopes Owen does not think it "unreasonable" to deliver two lecture in one day; they desire to give "greatest publicity to the truth".

Owen's imminent arrival in Cheltenham has sparked a deal of interest, with some believing that "his Satanic Majesty" is about to trap the ignorant people of the town by "laying snares".


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