Josephine Butler to 'Dear Friend' [Miss Priestman]

Scope and Content

Written from Liverpool. She encloses a letter from Samuel Smith and asks her friend if she will get 'Mr Wastell or some one to read it, or part of it'. She suggests that 'the allusion to the St James Hall Meeting should be omitted' [See note]

Administrative / Biographical History

Sunday [after 3 Mar 1875]

'The allusion to St James' Hall meeting should be omitted'

A meeting was held in St James's Hall on Wednesday night 3 Mar 1875, under the auspices of the National Association in support of Sir Harcourt Johnstone's Bill for the total repeal of the CD Acts. Sir Harcourt Johnstone presided and gave the opening speech. Other speakers were Mr Stevenson, A Blackwood, James Stansfeld (The 'Shield' 15 Mar 1875 p 66)

Biog: Samuel Smith; Mr Wastell