Written from Neuchatel
'I shall hope to be able to preside at it [Ladies' National Association Meeting] on the 11 Jun'. Discusses possible speakers. Mr Stuart wrote to her about 'the threatenings in England' (concerning the alleged increase in venereal disease among the troops in India published in newspaper articles, letters to 'The Times' etc . It all led to requests for re-introducing the Contagious Diseases Acts, especially in India.)
'he [Mr Stuart] told also of the new Army Sanitary Report, just out'. Report reaffirms that they cannot advocate a return to the Contagious Diseases Acts.
'Yes, I will write to New Zealand in the name of the Ladies' National Association and myself ... It is a comfort to have that victory.'
'I should much love to be present at the Friends Repeal movement on the 21 May. That is always a rest to me.'
Josephine Butler did not make it that year (see photocopy of letter dated 29 May from Josephine Butler from Calais)