Josephine Butler to 'Dear Friends' [Miss Forsaith]

Scope and Content

Photocopy of incomplete letter. Written from [Wooler, Northumberland]

About her friend's paper on Rescue work, she will write to Mme Pieczynska about it telling her she thinks it if great value and she will know how to use it for the best. JB then gives her views on the ideal Rescue worker, they must have 'faith in the saving love of Christ' and 'faith in human nature'. A shining example for them: the action of Jesus with the Samaritan woman.

Does not think her friend need fear Sarah's presence [Mlle Sarah Monod, a leading French Abolitionist]. Thinks her friend's paper would be heard with sympathy by Mme Avril.

Administrative / Biographical History

'I don't think you need fear Sarah's presence'

This was probably Mlle Sara Monod (1809-1912) a daughter of the celebrated Pastor Adolphe Monod. She took part in the foundation of the Abolitionist Federation and was a frequent attender at its Conferences

'Shield'

'The Woman of Samaria'

See Gospel of St John Ch 4 verses 1-42

Biog: Mme Pieczynska; Mlle Sarah Monod; Mme Avril de Saint Croix