Josephine Butler to Henry J Wilson

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Written from St Andrews.

She writes on the back of a letter from M.Minod (Sec. Gen. de la Federation Abolitioniste Internationale) who gives a copy of a letter from Dr Augagneur of Lyon to M. Louis Comte (Pasteur) saying he had accepted the invitation of the Secretary of the Conference at Brussels to make an Abolitionist speech on the first question before the Congress ['Is it desirable to keep up the guaranteed houses of debauchery or not?'] It will be the first time that Abolitionists will occupy such a platform with such wide publicity. He will make every effort to profit from such an opportunity.

JB thinks it very important that Dr Augagneur goes to Brussels because he has been so long known as a Regulationist and will give the reasons for his conversion. She is glad to hear of the proposed Congress in London on the White Slave Trade, 'I think we should make great use of it in showing that Regulation necessitates traffic in women and the conclusion of that Conference should be conveyed to the Brussels Conference.

Administrative / Biographical History

'I am encouraged by the thought of this Conference proposed in London on the White Slave Trade.'

This was held on 20-23 Jun 1899 in London.

Biog: M. Minod, Dr Augagneur de Lyon, M. Louis Comte (pasteur), Dr Drysdale, Dr Bell Taylor