Photocopy of letter. Written from Montreux.
Asks if she may write a letter to the 'Shield' for Feb on the subject of 'the need of national self-purifying at this time of war and trouble'. [Hostilities in the Boer War began Oct 1899] She is full of thoughts which she finds she cannot freely express in the 'Stormbell' [her news sheet which ran from Jan 1898 to Jul 1900]. It is a little international paper 'and I must not be too controversial in it about international questions.' She explains that nearly all her friends on the Continent are now possessed with a hatred of England, even in Switzerland. After carefully studying the history and life of Kruger, she thinks him honestly to be 'an old devil'. Joubert is a good man and has always opposed Kruger.