Written from Caux sur Montreux, Switzerland
Thanks them for their presents and kind remembrance of her at Christmas. But it has been a lonely Christmas separated from all her family and friends. George (son) has had to resign from his post as a result of his bad accident in 1894 and with it his income. 'My dear George has been sent to Algeria with a friend'
(For note on her son George, see letter of 5 Nov 1895)
Charles is in Central Australia.
'The States of Guernsey seem now to be afraid to ask the sanction of the Privy Council for their Bill ...' but a great number of Petitions against the Bill have poured in.
See note on 'The battle of Guernsey' in letter of  Dec 1895:
'I have Annie with me, who looks after my comfort'. This was Josephine Butler's maid from the time when she lived in Winchester. (See letters of 13 Oct 1892 from Geneva; 2 Mar 1895 from Balham)
'You may remember the dear Mrs Smyttan had a most kind friend Mr Shield'. This is presumably James Shield who married Anna Maria, widow of John George Grey (nephew of Josephine Butler), in 1883. (See letter of 2 Oct 1895)