Josephine Butler to 'dear friend' [Miss Forsaith]

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Photocopy of letter

'The great Convention for special prayer for Repeal was held in the early part of 1882, a whole year before the Suspension Victory'

'I am forced to go to bed, such strong pain and fever'. See letter dated 27 Oct where she says it has been decided for her about attending the Birmingham Conference as 'I am struck down by a very bad chill which attacks every organ in turn'

'Don't write to be me about Reminiscences'. Referring to 'Personal Reminiscences of a Great Crusade' published in 1896 as she feels quite unequal to saying anything about that.

'To give you a picture of that marvellous night of debate and prayer'

This was described in a long letter from Josephine Butler to Stanley Butler describing the prayer meetings held in Westminster at the time of the introduction of the motion by Mr Hopwood condemning the compulsory examination of women on 27 Feb 1883 (See letter of 3 Mar 1883 with note)