Radical Equality: 1842-1846

Letter, James A. Stetson to Dolly W. Stetson, Rollover, Feb. 20, 1843

James writes to convince Dolly to join the Association, writing on the back of the Association’s constitution.

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I will give you my reasons for thinking it best to come. & first for yourself I think you will find congenial spiritts here with whome you will be happy and in whose projects you can hartily unite not in all perhaps but mainly & for myself if I could but see you happily situated (after the trials and crosses you have born since my reverses came upon us,) where you could injoy more rest more advantajes for mental and moral improvement
I am greatly mistaken if here is not the best place for them that we can possably expect to get, if they can but carry out the plan they propose in their different Schools I see not why our children may not be highly Educated in Body & Mind
I must further say that it requires considerable faith to believe that thair business system will sucseed, as at presant arranged I do not think it can be very proffittable but I am fully persueded that they intend to do the best they know, and not being bound to System they are free to amend when ever they shall see the need of amendment.
letter

I will give you my reasons for thinking it best to come. & first for yourself I think you will find congenial spiritts here with whome you will be happy and in whose projects you can hartily unite not in all perhaps but mainly & for myself if I could but see you happily situated (after the trials and crosses you have born since my reverses came upon us,) where you could injoy more rest more advantajes for mental and moral improvement
I am greatly mistaken if here is not the best place for them that we can possably expect to get, if they can but carry out the plan they propose in their different Schools I see not why our children may not be highly Educated in Body & Mind
I must further say that it requires considerable faith to believe that thair business system will sucseed, as at presant arranged I do not think it can be very proffittable but I am fully persueded that they intend to do the best they know, and not being bound to System they are free to amend when ever they shall see the need of amendment.

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