Josephine Butler to Mrs Wilson

Scope and Content

Following on from her letter of 23 May dealing with the suggested visit to Scotland. Says she is almost persuaded not to go to Scotland; 'I have such rude and angry letters just now from certain Scotchmen. But if Mrs W. thinks she could do good she would come. She has written to the Moderator of the General Assembly.'

Administrative / Biographical History

Received 25 May 1872

Moderator of the General Assembly

This was probably the Moderator of the General Assembly of the Free Church of Scotland who was at this time Charles J Brown DD.

14 Jun 1872 'General Assembly, Free Church of Scotland petition House of Commons in favour of Repeal' ('Shield' 15 Jun p 977. In Rough Record 193)

On various later occasions the Free Church of Scotland is mentioned taking similar action; but not the Established Church of Scotland.