Josephine Butler to Henry Wilson

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Written from Grindelwald.

Hopes he has received her letter [of Nov 1898 see also letter of 14 Jan] M. Minod very glad to be able to go to the Brussels Conference [Med] so that he can bring a precise report back to their Geneva Conference [in Nov]. Hopes Miss Leppington [See Brussels Con. Med. 1899 Letters of 10 and 22 Aug] 'will not admit any wrong impressions and will serve us well at Brussels. Glad he is going to Brussels; 'you saved our honour at Coote's Conference [refers here to the 'White Slave Traffic Conference' held in London 21-23 Jun 1899.

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Postmarked Grindelwald 24 Aug 1899

The Geneva Conference lasted from 19-22 Sep 1899.

'You saved our honour at Coote's Conference' By this JB meant the 'White Slave Traffic Conference' of 21 Jun 1899 held at London

Mr Coote, who was organising Sec of the National Vigilance Association held meetings all over the Continent to arouse interest in the White Slave Trade Congress

(See letters of JB 3, 11 and 22 Apr to, respectively, Mrs Tanner, Miss Forsaith and the Miss Priestmans

Biog: M Minod, Miss Leppington, M de Morsier, Mr WA Coote