Josephine Butler to Mr Wilson

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Written from Liverpool. Got home only late the night before to find her husband ill in bed. Had a summons to Canterbury to see Archbishop about the Acts; no time to tell him about it now. Her presence at the London Committee a signal for a storm. Not to say a word about possibly electing Mr Burgess as a 'district Agent for North Wales'.

Administrative / Biographical History

Wednesday 26 Feb 1873

'I got home only late last night' - JB went up to London primarily for the Committee meeting of the LNA on Mon 24th

'The Archbishop of Canterbury expressed a wish to see me' - This was Archbishop Campbell Tait, Archbishop 1868-1882

'The London Committee' - The executive committee of the national Assoc the central body of the Society, of which JB was a member

'Mr Burgess as a 'district agent for N Wales' - In the pc (JB to HJ Wilson 17 Feb 1873) JB wrote gloomily of the effect of their agent (Fothergill) having apparently been driven out of the place

'We were never so beaten in any of the subjected towns' - She now wants to discuss with Wilson the plan of sending Burgess as a district agent for N Wales, before submitting it to the Committee

Biog: Tait, Archibald Campbell, abp of C; Mr W Burgess (Agent)