Written from Hawkestone, North Malvern, Worcestershire [staying with Charles and his little Family]
Stuart has sent her a good many letters of Miss Leppington and she hears from the Committee news from Miss Forsaith, so she feels moved to write him a word of sympathy having to work so often with inefficient and fussy people. She thinks Miss Leppington rather an alarmist. She (JB) can use her pen a little and has many correspondents in South Africa, among them Dutch ministers of the Dutch Reformed Church. It is important, if authorities not favourable to them, to have the churches and any right-minded citizens prepared for an agitation.
Note attached by HJW: 'this is the first pleasant note I have had for two years'.