Josephine Butler to her friend [Miss Priestman]

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[Written from 419 Wandsworth Road, London SW.] She has just had a visit from Mr Wilson who tells her that the ladies' evidence is finished, most triumphantly and it has all gone out to India. They will now have to wait six to eight weeks before the answers are returned and the ladies again cross-examined. Mr W emphasises that a continuous agitation must be kept up. She had decided on 24 May for the LNA Annual Meeting.

Administrative / Biographical History

19 Apr [deals with Dept. Committee set up in Apr 1893 to investigate State Regulation of Vice in Cantonments in India to which the American ladies gave their evidence]

'... HJ Wilson who gave me a most interesting account of the Department Committee work'

HJ Wilson was one of the two members representing the House of Commons (the 2nd being James Stansfeld) on this Committee. See letters of JB to Miss Priestman 21 Mar 1893 and JB to Stanley 17 Apr 1893; and Notes) and JB to Miss Priestman 6 Apr 1893.

'... our LNA meeting ... Wed 24 May'

See letter of 6 Apr 1893 JB to Miss Priestman and Note

Biog: HJ Wilson, James Stuart, Mr Stansfeld, Mr Lynn, Dr Kate Bushnell, The Miss Braggs