Josephine Butler to Madame Troubnikoff

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Photocopy of a letter in French. Written from the Ladies National Association Liverpool Office of the Executive Committee. Refers to the War, which for the last six months had absorbed the attention of all domiciled in France. She is anxious to take up anew the international correspondence with all those interested in promoting the Feminist cause. The Commune, then the ruling powers in Paris had taken a step in the equality of the sexes by abolishing the offices of the Police des Moeurs in charge of Le Cour. JB wondered if there were any in the new Nationalist Government who shared their views.

JB then explains the working of the CD Acts in England, but hopes they will soon be revoked, perhaps before Jul. Tells her about being summoned to give evidence before the Royal Commission appointed to enquire into the working of the CD Acts. Her examination lasted nearly four hours.