Josephine Butler to Miss Forsaith

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Photocopy of letter. Written from [Wooler, Northumberland]

She has felt lonely with the Ewart family away and no one to talk to. She is enclosing for her friend to read (and to return without fail) two letters from M. de Meuron with news of the attacks being made on 'that good Commission' [See letter of 23 Apr]. She has been so roused by these events that she has written round to all those who can help in the fight: M. de Meuron, M. Minod, Miss Humbert; 'and though I an very tired I don't feel the worse for the effort.'

Administrative / Biographical History

28 May [1904]

'That good 'Commission' is assailed'

i.e. the Extra-Parliamentary Commission set up in Paris to enquire into the system of Regulation. See note letter of 23 Apr [1904]

'Christianesme Social'

'When his Jesuit enemies heard he was dying, came and insulted him' [Wycliffe] An obvious anachronism but JB may have been using the word Jesuit in its adjectival meaning i.e. Jesuitical

Biog: M de Meuron, M Augagneur, M Hoffet, Mlle Humbert, Miss Priestman, Mrs Bramwell Booth, The Sultan (Turkey), Mrs Terrell, Wycliffe