Written from Castle Hill, Rotherfield, Sussex
'I see the following in the Oct 15 number of 'Personal Rights', a paper run by Mr Levy, in which a report of Henry Wilson's speech at the International Conference of the Federation at Berne in Sep 1896. He said that 'Mr Wilson declared himself frankly in favour of repressing prostitution by punishing both men and women convicted of taking part in it...'. Sir James assumed that Wilson had never expressed himself 'in this unguarded fashion', and gave his own views on the question.
In 1896 Levy, at the suggestion of Mr Thomasson, attended the International Federation Conference and read a paper under the title of 'Freedom the fundamental condition of morality'. For answer to this letter see letter dated 9 Oct from Henry J Wilson to Sir James Stansfeld.