Original letter and photocopy. Written from Liverpool. Tells him of a meeting held in the Free Trade Hall, Manchester two years ago for the Repeal of the Acts. It was a success as far as numbers and speeches went but got no publicity and so was to a great extent wasted. He therefore would be against having another now. His view is that the Repeal has been taken up too much as a political and too little as a moral and religious question. The advocacy of Miss Becker and other supporters of the Women's Suffrage movement has prejudiced quiet people against the movement in Manchester.
Rev George Butler to Mr Wilson
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- ReferenceGB 106 3JBL/06/39
- Former ReferenceGB 106 3210
- Dates of Creation24 Dec 1872
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'Mr Fowler has declared his intention of moving for Repeal at once i.e. immediately after Parliament meets'
Starting in May 1870 Mr Fowler made several attempts to introduce a private members Bill to repeal the Acts. His last attempt was 21 May 1873 with the result 128 for, 251 against
Biog: Mr Jacob Bright; Mr Baxter Langley; Mr Fowler
Rev Heritage; Mr Raper; Miss L Becker; Mr Herford