| Amalgamated Society of Carpenters & Joiners,
General Office.
91. 113 Upper Stamford Street. Waterloo Road. S. E.

London Dec 2nd 1869.

My dear Marx

Your note is just to hand.

I have not replied to the enquiries—made as to whether I voted for common property in Land and I dont intend doing so till I hear from you.

I send you a copy of the question put | to me.

“Was any resolution passed to which you were, or were not a party, against all private property in land?”

The above is the question & the first words of my reply will be.

 Siehe Engels an Marx, 1.11.1869.
A resolution was passed
declaring ‘That society has a right to abolish private property in land & to convert it into common property & that there was a necessity for doing so’, and for this resolution I gave my vote most cordially.”


I then want to say | in a few words why Land ought to be made common property.

I would not have troubled you had the question only had reference to some opinion I had expressed apart from the International but as my reply will be placed in the hands of those who would by one means or another have to disgorge their | ill gotten acres, if land was made common property and as my vote was given at one of our Congresses I feel I ought to ask the advice of those who understood the question thoroughly before I was born.

I shall therefore wait till I hear from you

I am
yours truly

Zeugenbeschreibung und Überlieferung




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Robert Applegarth an Karl Marx in London. London, Donnerstag, 2. Dezember 1869. In: Marx-Engels-Gesamtausgabe digital. Hg. von der Internationalen Marx-Engels-Stiftung. Berlin-Brandenburgische Akademie der Wissenschaften, Berlin. URL: http://megadigital.bbaw.de/briefe/detail.xql?id=M0001233. Abgerufen am 14.04.2024.