Josephine Butler to 'Dearest Friends' [the Priestman sisters]

Scope and Content

Letter 4 of 8 The Geneva Struggle

Written from Geneva

'We have had a defeat yet not a defeat. We look beneath and read deep meanings...We have seen dreadful things. This wickedness of 100 years standing cannot be quickly removed.'

Relates the desecration of a Church by a crown organised by the Brothel keepers.

Defeat of the Abolitionists, 8000 against and only 4000 in favour.

Administrative / Biographical History

Biog: M. de Meuron