4 Jul 
'As soon as I got back last night, I felt such remorse that I had not after all spoken of Mrs Powell'
This refers to the Annual Meeting of the LNA held on the evening of 3 Jul, which JB addressed. She regrets not speaking about the widowed Mrs Aaron Powell. Mr Aaron Powell of New York, a Quaker, was the last of the most active anti-slavery workers. He first took up the work of anti state regulation on the occasion of the visit in 1876 of HJ Wilson and Rev Gledstone to the USA. Mr Powell died in May 1899 while addressing a meeting of Quakers
Tributes to him and his work are to be found in 'Storm Bell', Jul 1899 p 200 and the Shield Jun 1899
Biog: Mr Aaron Powell, Mlle Deraismes, Mrs Hughes