She has on her own responsibility sent a printed letter to every MP saying 'what I have long thought I must say on the horrible examination'. Feels strongly that women should be present in the Gallery for the Debate.
Josephine Butler to 'Dear Friend' [Miss Priestman]
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Wednesday. [21 Feb 1883] 'As to our being present in the Gallery' [for Mr Hopwood's resolution of 27 Feb] See letter from JB to an MP on 'Ought women to be in the Gallery of the House of Commons on the 27th' dated [before 27 Feb 1883] and the Notes on dating etc. 'Are you going to London and could we meet on Monday? 'The Monday given would probably be the day before Hopwood's resolution, on Tuesday the 27th, which would be the 26th. Therefore the date of the letter of Wednesday would then be 21 Feb 1883.