Welcoming news of Alfred Russel Wallace's forthcoming book on wages and poverty but doubting that it will do anything to change the nature of capitalists; evils of Capitalism, global capitalist control of food, fuel, transport communication and the press; advocating armed revolution.; Stamped envelope addressed to Alfred Russel Wallace at Wimborne, postmarked on the front Brighton 9 Jan 1913 and on the back Wimborne 11 Jan 1913
A typical letter handwritten by author in English and signed by author.
An original MS
Pages with text: 4
Transcriber: Truong, Michael
Transcription date: July 8, 2011
Scrutiny: 15/01/2013 - Catchpole, Caroline;
Signed off: no
35, Devonshire Street,
10 Jan[uar]y 1913
I see with interest in the papers that you intend sending out a new book.
Which is having to put[?] things right as to wages and poverty and oppression.
I believe that every little helps.
But I am also sure that your book-- with all the books in the world to aid it, will never make the Canel[?], greedy[?], unscrupulous capitalist anything else than what be now is, and always was-- [] in all lands-- the insatiable blood sucker of humanity, and [1 word illeg.] of every evil under the seem-- direct or indirect:
Whom to destroy as such, it is given[?] because[?] and name, as well. As the business[?] of almighty god, and every [1 word illeg.] means harness[?] on the means face of the Earth today.
Things have become insufferable. The hells of America and England are reproduced in every nation. The telegraph makes every new[?] and other capitalist one vast Chamber of Commerce. They have secured the Press, and make Peace and was as they please: Railway & Shipping oil and coal from are theirs: all trades [] food, clothing, tobacco, beer and boots-- nothing is overlooked-- wholesale and retail.
They seize at the source all produce and follow every item[?] of profit[?] to the consumed.
Baur Insurance Coy, everything is in their hands-- all you [2 words illeg.]
One good result[?] sides are made clear. These are only two parties the Capitalist as a [1 word illeg.] and the [1 word illeg.]. I do not [1 word illeg.] I and of Houses the Capitalist holds them all.
Is the victim helpless new[?] By no means! or the contrary. He needs every thing in the hollow every thing in the hollow of his kind[1 word illeg.] Rifle these with 00 cartridges on a [1 word illeg.] over his shoulder!
(Wallace Russell) [1 word illeg.]
[] The trick means wealth in these latter days is his danger:
I would make have redeem his life walk his skin! This is the[?] Gospel of Deliverance you must preach there is no other heritage is worth learning or worth considering.
The reflex[?] will [1 word illeg.] the enemy[?] to reflect in any case and things can not be worse. Have they are! [1 word illeg.] and correctly[?] have for expected--the day of the retribution and redemption had come up when of [1 word illeg.] influence like you speak out--and [1 word illeg.] tightly.
Yo[ur] ob[edient] serv[an]t | G. Bell-Williamson [signature]
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