Photocopy of letter
She says she is writing because she wants to give Josephine Butler her impressions of the Meetings, which were 'strengthening and comforting by the proof they gave of the living power of our old party'. She says it is 'nothing but a foretaste of the Resurrection Day. There they were on every side, the old workers...the old faces all shining with the light of the principles of truth and justice that never die!... Never grow old!... In the middle of the platform a seat had been left empty, - whether on purpose or not I don't know; but to me there was on that seat a vision of you, and to others too I think.' She wishes now to tell her how they missed her and yet of the thankful hearts they brought back from Birmingham. 'It is evident that there is fire enough in the old workers to light new torches in future generations'.
See note on these in letter dated 27 Oct 1896 from Josephine Butler to Miss Forsaith.
'I and my sisters and Miss Bragg and Annie read us a beautiful letter ...'
'Life of your Father' was 'Memoir of John Grey of Dilston' by Josephine Butler published in 1874.