Miss Forsaith to Mr Edmondson

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Written from British Continental and General Federation Office, 1 King Street, Westminster,

Provides the latest news about the Colmar Conference: M. Schlumberger, mayor of Colmar, has just written to inform Mr Butler that the German Society of Public Morality has arranged to hold its Annual Meeting at Essen in Westphalia on the same days as the Colmar Conference. This means the diversion of many delegates and is a deliberate action of the Society. The decision as to whether they should postpone the Colmar Conference was left to Mrs Butler and she 'with her usual spirit' at once decided to continue with it. 'Mr Schlumberger's letter' also see letters dated 10 and 14 Aug 1895.

'The New Zealand Liberal women and their extraordinary Resolution' See letters of 26 Jul and 10 Aug 1895. 'We are delighted to hear the Repeal Bill [in New Zealand] has passed its 3rd reading in the Lower House and will probably pass the Upper House' For further troubles about this Bill see note to letter of 27 Apr 1896.

'a dangerous Bill for the Suppression of Immorality has been drafted by the Auckland Rescue Society and sent to the Minister of Justice' She encloses Mrs Aldis's letter.

'Mrs Butler's second letter of Appeal and Warning'. See letter of 10 Aug 1895.

Administrative / Biographical History

Miss Forsaith - Secretary of the London HQ of 'The Cause' since 1891

Biog: M Schlumberger, Mrs Aldis, Mr Edmondson, Miss Forsaith