Josephine Butler to [unknown] in Cape Town

Scope and Content

Written from Liverpool. Very glad to hear what is being done in Parliament at Cape Town and especially glad to hear of a Ladies National Association there. Says not sanguine of speedy repeal in her country of the Acts.

Administrative / Biographical History

The Royal Commission at present sitting to inquire into the workings of the CD Acts

See note to letter of May 1871

'The constitution violated' - Edinburgh, Edmonston A Douglas, 1871, written by Josephine Butler

'The object of the work is to show the unconstitutional nature of the enactments which we have resolved to repeal, and it forms an admirable development of the arguments ably but briefly set forth in Prof Amos's pamphlet entitled 'The Policy of the Contagious Diseases Acts' (From Review of pamphlet in 'Shield' 4 Mar 1871 p 410)