Josephine Butler to Miss Forsaith

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Postcard. Written from Wooler, Northumberland. Date as postmark

Gives details of cost of 'Storm Bell'. Hopes the second number will be useful 'At first sight I do not see much danger in Dalbriac's Bill. It is what Mr Ruchonnet proposed, to deal with the slave dealers.'

Administrative / Biographical History

'At first sight I do not see much danger in Dalbriac's Bill. It is what Mr Ruchonnet proposed to deal with the slave dealers.

Dalbriac was one of the Federal officials who worked under M. Ruchonnet over the revised penal codes for Switzerland. Also as President of the Confederation (1883-1890) and Head of Dept of Justice (1884-1893) Ruchonnet did 'much good by communicating with the Ministers of the Interior of several Continental nations on the subject of stopping the traffic in young girls.' (See 'Sentinel' Jun 1891, p 102)

The subject is further elaborated in the letter of 9 Feb, A. Humbert (for JB) to Mr Stuart.

Biog: M Louis Ruchonnet, Dalbriac