Josephine Butler to Miss Priestman

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  • Reference
      GB 106 3JBL/24/21
  • Former Reference
      GB 106 4046
  • Dates of Creation
      16 Aug 1885
  • Physical Description
      1 item

Scope and Content

Written from the Federation office, Neuchatel. She is writing on behalf of the Federation to beg her friend and other members of the LNA to come to the Antwerp Conference 16-18 Sep 1885. Gives three points, which make it an occasion of special importance: 1. For the Continent for promoting in other capitals the results of the following on the revelations of the Pall Mall Gazette, 2. For the English public that they may not rely too much on the victory lately gained in Parliament for the protection of girls 3. For both sides of the Channel that they may all learn that the hopes of greater justice in the future depend on the permanence of an awakened spiritual life and of a higher moral sense among the people. And women must not rest until equally with men they have the power of directly influencing the laws by which they are governed.

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Administrative / Biographical History

16 Aug [1885] 'The Antwerp Conference.' The International Conference of the British and Continental Federation, which met that year at Antwerp, 16 & 17 Sep. 'The revelations of the Pall Mall Gazette.' See Notes to letters of 10 & 26 Jul 1885.' The victory lately gained in Parliament for the better protection of girls.' See as above.