Sent by Henry Ebenezer Allen, 44 Marlborough Hill, NW [General Medical Council Office, 299 Oxford Street, London W] to Alfred Russel Wallace [none given] on 3 November 1883.
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of 44 Marlborough Hill, N. W.
General Medical Council Office
299, Oxford Street, London, W.
Nov[ember]. 3, 18832
Please excuse my troubling you with a few lines, but having read your recent article in 'Macmillan' and Letter in the 'Daily News' I find you so exactly expressing what have been my views that I am anxious to ascertain if you can put me in the way of joining my association of earnest men for promoting such opinions. Some time since [] I may mention, I became a member of the Democratic Federation, and attended one of their conferences but was disappointed & disheartened to find what an utterly impractical set of people they appeared to be, standing aloof from all existing organisations and regarding Radicals as their bitterest foes. I found I could not act with people who seemed to repudiate all practical and legal methods of advancing reforms and appeared to me to be [] desiring, and waiting for, only a revolution to effect their objects. how revolutions, my study of History gives me no love for: they generally end only in bad despotism.
Still while regretting the impractically of this particular federation I am not content to stand by in inaction at this crisis. Though not story in health I should be glad to find an opportunity to work in favour of the oppressed masses, and take the [] liberty of writing to you in the hope that you can point out some association with which I could work.
You would greatly oblige me could you have time for sending me any information.
I am, Dear Sir, | Yours faithfully | Henry E. Allen [signature]
1. Written in the top left of the page in an unidentified hand is " Answ[ere]d".
2. Written in the top left of the page, probably by Alfred Russel Wallace is " Land Nationalisation".
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