Josephine Butler to Emily [Ford]

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Photocopy. Written from Winchester. Describes the home coming, how 'our servants and Rhoda (Stanley's wife) met us at the door with tears of joy'. The whole journey went smoothly thanks to her friend's generosity, There is still some portion of her kind gift to use and she would suggest hiring a carriage for his daily use when fine to take him up to the better air of the Downs. The thinks that that could hardly be 'reckoned as luxury'. They were able to do some work 'for God and for the oppressed before they left Switzerland. They held three meetings 'very touching ones' and a meeting by invitation sent to the Pastors and Magistrates of the Canton de Vaud to meet her and her husband in a hall at Montreux. 'It was a useful meeting...some men of weight there, and God was with us'

Administrative / Biographical History

Christmas Eve [1886]