Note marked 'Private'
Undated but refers to publication of book 'Personal Reminiscences of a Great Crusade' in Sep 1896 and the Birmingham Conference on 13 Nov 1896.
Complains that Mrs Marshall is not selling her book ['Personal Reminiscences of a Great Crusade'] fast enough; two thirds are sold through the Office postcard notice. Wonders if they could have some on sale at the Birmingham Conference to be held on 13 Nov 1896. Conference was to protest against any Revival of the Contagious Diseases Acts. A full report of the Conference was published as a pamphlet ('Sentinel' Dec p 157) ('Rough Record' 774).
She is rather pained that the Bristol ladies have accepted Mr Stuart's toning down of the Women's Manifesto. If she had not assumed 'an assured, aggressive and defiant tone in 1869...our enemies would not have so quickly felt that there was something vital in our opposition'.
'Mr Stuart has taken much of the strength of my Declaration, and has put in a very weak little sentence instead ... I have told Mrs Tanner I will not sign the Declaration unless some of the weakening is taken out of it'.
The 'Doomed Iniquity'
This was the title of a pamphlet issued by Josephine Butler in 1896.