Letter 5 of 8The Geneva Struggle
Contemporary manuscript copy. Written from Geneva
'We have had a crushing defeat, but beg our friends to wait for my next letter, that will explain'. The voting was 4,000 for Abolition and 8,000 against, but the wording of the questions was confusing that many voters did not know what they meant
'One of our ladies of an old Geneva family, who loves her country ...'. This would be Madame de Gingins, a friend of Josephine Butler's, whose house was a refuge for all the Abolitionists.