Josephine Butler to Mr Wilson

Scope and Content

She learns that Mr Jacob Bright means not to vote for the second reading of Bruce's Bill and she wishes Mr W. to urge the same line of conduct on Mundella. It would give support to 'our poor ladies' whose conduct is stigmatized 'absurd fanaticism and suspiciousness'. Most are disgusted because 'we would not accept a compromise'.

Administrative / Biographical History

[c. 2 Jun 1872] No date but follows previous letter.

'Bruce's Bill' - See note on letter from JB to Mrs Wilson beginning of Mar 1872.

Biog: Mr Jacob Bright; Mr Mundella; Mr Rylands