Josephine Butler to Mr Gregory

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Written from Ewart Park, Wooler, Northumberland.

Asking him to send her Mr Capper's present address; she has been glad to notice in the 'Storm Bell' his work in Italy. She has written to Mr Wilson to express her doubts about the White Slave Trade Congress (see also letters of JB dated 11, 18, 21, 22 Apr]. 'I think it is well to hold the Congress, it will give more light. But we must remember that there is a criminality further back, which must be reached and condemned morally, if it cannot be condemned legally.

Administrative / Biographical History

'on my doubts about this White Slave Trade Congress'

For letters and notes on this, see letters of 9 Mar, 3 Apr, 11 Apr, and 12 Apr 1899.

These 'doubts' are expressed at length in JB's letter of 11 Apr to Henry J Wilson.

See also JB's article entitled 'Which are the greatest criminals?' in the 'Storm Bell' for May.

'The Esterhazys and Colonel Henrys of the affair'

See note on these two in letter of 11 Apr

Biog: Mr SJ Capper