Josephine Butler to 'Dear Friend' [Miss Priestman]

Scope and Content

Written from [Winchester]. She considers Miss Bewicke, judged by her behaviour to be mad and should leave England for a time. Suggests a 'praise meeting' should be held by them the Friday before Congress [i.e. 25 Jun]; would prefer Tuesday 18 May, for the LNA Committee; the Federation Committee meets on the morning of Tuesday.

Administrative / Biographical History

Tuesday [11 May] [1886] 'let us have the 'praise meeting' on the Friday before the Congress.' Congress opened Monday 28 Jun, therefore Friday before would be the 25th. The 'praise meeting' was the special meeting of joy and praise to celebrate the Repeal of the CD Acts. 16 Apr 1886. 'I think I prefer Tuesday the 18th for our LNA Committee.' That was Tuesday, 18 May. The Tuesday of the letter would be likely to be the Tuesday before. Biog: Miss Bewicke; Mr W Shaen.