Photocopy of letter. Written from Lausanne
She replies to his questions as to whether Geneva is really worth all this trouble 'such a vile hole and corner place' as it is, when there are such large countries in Africa and Australia with 'their powers of expansion and better morals'. The battle fought at Geneva was one of principles and 'it does not matter how small the theatre on which the drama of principles is played out ...principles are vital for all times and all places'. The same question will have to be fought out by all these countries, but she cannot go and help the moral development in these vast continents. She can help Geneva and show what has so deeply corrupted it. But there are many fine people there as she has learnt in the last five weeks.
'Did you read about the horrors of Dr Peters and the German generals in Africa ... Bebel made a splendid speech in the German Parliament against these men.'
Details about German control of east Africa