Josephine Butler to the Miss Priestmans

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Written from Ewart Park, Wooler, Northumberland (dictated to Mlle. Humbert).

Thanks for the interesting letter with details about the meeting. Recounts great success of the 'Storm Bell' [First number Jan 1898, published monthly]. Of the last number 12,000 have been sent out from the London Office; and the second number will shortly be ready. Beginning to prepare for the coming Federation Congress [held in London in Jul]. Good news of George and Mia's little baby. Reports that JB is 'far from strong and she sometimes overtaxes her strength.

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'The coming Federation Congress'

This was held 15-17 Jul 1898 in London.

'to tell you that the dear little baby is prospering.' This refers to the 1st son born to George and Mia Butler born 2 Feb 1898 and christened Horace.

Biog: Mrs Andrew, Mr Thomasson