Written from Mrs Macalpine's Homes, 80 Greenhays Lane, Manchester, (Coller was the Superintendant and Secretary)
Says she told Mrs Andrews and Dr Bushnell of 'her sorrow because of the conduct of the conduct of the WCTU (Women's Christian Temperance Union)' [These two women went out to India to make an investigation of the actual state of affairs in India. Result of the investigation was made known in England in May 1893. For affair of Lady Henry Somerset and her ill judged pronouncement declaring herself in favour of Regulation, see letter from JB to Mrs Spence Watson 25 Mar 1897] Mrs Coller has been a member of the Manchester WCTU for several years and is now the President of the Purity Department, but the position that Lady H Somerset has taken has made her feel it almost impossible to work as hitherto as she has always been a warm supporter of opposition to the CD Acts. Does not know what to do and asks for JB's prayers.
[Note by JB to Miss Forsaith: 'Could you answer this very briefly. Yes I will pray for her. JEB.'