'Private'. No date or address but written to be read at a meeting on 24 Apr 1897 called to consider the consequences of Lady Henry Somerset's published letter in 'The Times' on 21 Apr 1897 which was in favour of regulation
'I here send you a letter written almost on my knees ... It must be read at the meeting ... and it must be printed and circulated throughout the country'. This must have been addressed to a meeting of the British Committee of the Federation, not the Ladies' National Association, because she writes: 'either read it yourself or get some ardent person to read it not a Parliament man.' Also to circulate the letter throughout the country would require a central office which the Ladies' National Association did not possess.
'We are on the eve of a great defeat unless we arise in our strength'