Written from Liverpool. Answers various queries: Federation Committee next day, Mr Gledstone attending; finances of Federation, generosity of Glasgow ladies; the 'New Abolitionists' to be out shortly, is sending some pages of proof 'which may possibly be useful to read at a drawing room meeting and stimulate people to buy the book'. Mentions the action of the Minister of the Interior in France: the suppression of their little Society which merely undertook to enquire into the chief causes of prostitution in France. M Humbert's remark was: 'quelle drole de Republique!'
Dated 17 Feb, no year, but reference to Mr Gledstone being willing to go as delegate to USA indicates 1876.