ly treasured and removed to one of the most important libraries in New York or Washington."
Unfortunately, neither of these two libraries have it listed. I shall do my utmost to reprint other items by this author, as time and effort will permit.
An impression has gone abroad that I am engaged in forming societies. This is a very great mistake, which I feel bound to correct.
Those who have heard or read anything from me on the subject, know that one of the principal points insisted on is, the forming of societies or any other artificial combinations is the first, greatest and most fatal mistake ever committed by legislators and by reformers. That all these combinations require the surrender of the natural sovereignty of the Individual over her or his person, time, property and responsibilites, to the government of the combination. That this tends to prostrate the individual -- To reduce him to a mere piece of a machine, involving others in responsibility for his acts, and being involved in responsibilities for the acts and sentiments of his associates; he lives & acts without proper control over his own affairs, without certainty as to the results of his action, and almost