James Stuart to Henry Wilson

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Two copies. Written from Balgonie, Fifeshire. Enclosing a verbatim report of Mrs Butler speaking about the question of punishing fornication by law. To be sent on to Mr Edmundson. She has read both their letters and thinks that to punish fornication by civil law is a very grave error; she thinks that neither have read much of the History; she quotes the severe laws of the puritans in America which simply broke down. [see Mr HJ Edmundson's view on 9 Aug 1875 Letter to HJW]

Administrative / Biographical History

For J Edmondsons views on this subject see his letter to HJ Wilson 9 Aug 1875