Josephine Butler to Mr Clark

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Written from Eversley, Bedford Hill, Balham (Mrs de Selincourt's home)

Thanking him warmly for his letter and his generous gift. She will bring a proposal before their LNA Committee in London about Mrs Tanner (Treasurer) having help in accordance with his suggestion. The recent Vigilance Conference 'has painfully revealed to me how weak kneed some of our English adherents are'. The foreign delegates had much the same impression. Explains the finances of the 'Storm Bell' she had been £15 in debt to the printer but now she would be out of his debt with £6. To the good; and she has now made a more economical arrangement for their sale. Envelope attached

Administrative / Biographical History

[1 Jul] 1899 postmarked 1899.

'about dear Mrs Tanner having help in accordance with your suggestion'

See letters of 1 and 3 Jul (in same cover) JB to Miss Forsaith and JB to the Ladies Cttee dealing with this subject

'one of your beautiful daughters'

That was Esther who married a Mr Clothier. See note for letter dated

'This recent Vigilance Conference has painfully revealed to me how weak kneed some of our English adherents are'

See letters of 28 and 30 Jun

'I hope to make a little speech to the women on Monday'

This was the public meeting for women on the LNA annual meeting arranged for Monday 3 Jul. JB's speech at this meeting was reported fully in the 'Shield' Aug 1899, p 49 and in the 'Storm Bell' Jul 1899 p 95

Biog: Mr William Clark, Mrs Tanner