Mr Gladstone (written by his Secretary) to Mrs Butler

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Acknowledges her letter and accompanying memorial from the Ladies National Association. He does not wish to be committed to his opinions on the difficult questions to which she alludes.

At the end of the same letter, copy of letter from Argyll dated 20 Jul 1871 to Mrs Butler to say he has no time for controversy 'even if I were disposed to enter upon it which I am not'.