Josephine Butler to Mrs McLaren of Glasgow

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Copy of letter. Written from Liverpool. She urges immediate action from all branches; Remonstrances should be poured in to Mr Gladstone pressing for a Repeal of the Acts with or without Report.

Administrative / Biographical History

'Mr Fowler's motion is fixed for the 20th [Jun]' - Mr William Fowler MP endeavoured to introduce a private member's Bill to repeal the Acts in May of 1871 and again in Jun but all his attempts failed. Hence JB urging that 'remonstrances from every source should be poured in to him [Mr Gladstone]

Biog: Mrs McLaren (Priscilla); Mr Fowler; Mr Gladstone; Mr Stansfeld; Miss Estlin; Mr Algernon Challis; Mr Bright (Jacob)