Mr Wilson to Mr Stuart

Scope and Content

Copy letter. Received his letter with copy of Mrs Butler's letter to Childers. Not entirely satisfied: he has ascertained that 'the scoundrels who broke up that meeting were not hired roughs but some of the Childers Committee, and I think one was a factory inspector...for whom Childers got the berth'. He does not endorse the complete exoneration of the candidate.

Administrative / Biographical History

Reference to the Pontefract Election. For letters dealing with this see correspondence 8-15 Aug 1872. Also letter of 3 Dec 1872. An account of the rowdy scenes during that week may be found in the Shield 17 Aug 1872 p.1043