Written from Ewart Park, Northumberland.
Returning to London 'next Monday' and aims to go to Switzerland in Feb.
'Also there is work to be done at Berne in connexion with the New Penal Code'. Work for her in the Canton de Vaud where an attempt is being made to introduce the Contagious Diseases Acts at Berne.
'I shall get M Minod's help with my book' ie 'Personal reminiscences of a Great Crusade'
The idea of writing the history of their crusade with the help of M Humbert and M Minod had come to Josephine Butler when she was on a visit to the Humberts at Neuchatel in 1892. (See letter of 13 Oct 1892 from Josephine Butler to James Stuart, 5 Nov and 24 Dec 1894).
'I had a request from Cardinal Vaughan (who is at Rome) to write personally to the Pope about our Cause, and he (Vaughan) will give my letter to the Pope...I have written a sweet modest pathetic letter!! If it ever reaches the Pope's hand, I feel pretty sure it will reach his heart too.' This was Leo XIII (1877-1903).
Refers to a 'horrible article in the New Review' by Mr Lilly advocating the Contagious Diseases Acts from the 'highest Christian standpoint'.