Mr Wilson to Mr Stainton

Scope and Content

Copy letter. Written from Pitsmoor, Sheffield. Deals with affairs of the Society.

[Transcript of copy]

Pitsmoor, 7 Aug [187]2

Dear Mr Stainton I see Mr Mundella is coming on Monday. Last year in Paradise [Parliament?] you moved vote of confidence in Govt. I have always reproached myself that I did not move an amendment on CD Acts, and I am resolved to do so this year if needful. But it will not be needful if you will take it in hand or prepare a resolution of desire for Liberal Govts and above all for Moral Govts. Mr Abbott (Allott) does not care much about this matter. So I address myself to you as the ?offender last year. If you choose it can be done smoothly - if you don't choose I shall have to do it rough or smooth and I shall try what I can do. The infamous vote to the Jamaica Murderer ought to receive rebuke also, and I shall rejoice to bring it about can it not be done. I am going to Brewster Sessions Committee tonight and will call on you after it is over if you will receive me at such an untimely hour. Hoping that Mrs Stainton yourself and boys are all the better for your holiday.

Yours faithfully, Henry J Wilson

Administrative / Biographical History

'The Jamaica Murderer' Abusive title given to Edward John Eigle, Governor of Jamaica. Appointed in 1864 he was accused of harshness in suppressing a Negro rising in the island in 1865

Biog: Mr Stainton, Mr Mundella, Mr Abbott (or Allott)