Circular letter sent with Josephine Butler's approval to all workers in the Cause

Scope and Content

'She is anxious that you should know that although faint she is not discouraged and she begs that you will not let your courage fail'. JB urges them to work for the Sir Harcourt Johnstone's Bill for Repeal the 2nd reading is on 23 Jun.

Administrative / Biographical History

'Sir Harcourt Johnstone's Bill for Repeal the 2nd Reading of which comes on 23 Jun'

For note on Sir H Johnstone's connection with the Repeal Party in Parliament see 28 Feb 1874 JB to Miss Priestman. On 23 Jun the Bill was thrown out: Ayes 126; Noes 308. See Rough Record 277A, 292 and 304. See also 'Shield' 1 Jul 1875 p 185

'The 21 May 1873'

This was the occasion of the second reading of Fowler's Repeal Bill which was thrown out: 128 for 251 against (See letter of JB to Miss Priestman 24 Apr 1873 with note on Fowler's Bill). See also Rough Record 242.

'Copy of a letter which has lately been sent from some of the Lady workers in England to the Ladies' Committees in Switzerland and France' - 23 Jun 1875 Address from ladies of Great Britain to ladies of Switzerland (Rough Record 306) (Shield 1 Sep p 252)

Biog: Sir Harcourt Johnstone