Written from Balham
'I have such important news from India who I have put in the 'Dawn' who is now being printed. (This appeared in the 'Dawn' Feb 1895 p 2)
She is trying to get the printer to send a slip of that article to them so that they can have it for their meeting. She suggests a Resolution that could be used to encourage the friends of Repeal.
'Mr Stansfeld, Stuart and McLaren have all been to Mr Fowler twice'
HH Fowler was Secretary for India in Lord Rosebery's Cabinet from Mar 1894 to Jun 1895 when Lord Salisbury's 3rd Cabinet was formed.
'The Ladies of the Canton de Vaud are having a great conflict ... They are begging me to come at once ... but I cannot ... I am too much beaten by the long cold'
For details of this 'great conflict' see note for letter dated 18 Jan 1895.
M Minod (Secretary of the Federation at Geneva) is working hard for the women.
The 'long cold'. The winter of 1894/1895 was one of the coldest winters of the century in Western Europe. Her sufferings in her small jerry-built house made Josephine Butler give it up rather than face another winter in it.