Written from National Liberal Club, Whitehall Place, London SW.
Says he has been invited by Dr Dubois Havenith to the Congress for the prevention of venereal diseases in Brussels in Sep. He has written a paper for it in which he shows by statistics about venereal disease in London and Dublin in 1867 and 1899 that 'owing to the effort of the purity party there are now very few hospitals in the kingdom which take venereal contagious cases into their wards'. The CD Acts party has done absolutely nothing to provide such want [e.g. the setting up of voluntary lock hospitals]. He has also upheld the English system of 'laissez faire' against 'the absurd systems of the Continent. He has therefore recommended that the 'abolition of St Lazare and all its horrors' together with the setting up of beds in hospitals for poor people with CDs He would welcome any suggestions from HJW.