Herbert Gladstone to Lady F Balfour

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(Copy) Says the Prime Minister is willing to receive a deputation. The militants have gone too far. Expects disturbances the next day, but says the Government must not give an 'exhibition' of weakness in the face of threat. Police are to arrest only when 'unavoidable'. He will give 'special instructions about Mrs Garrett Anderson' (p.219)

In Mrs Fawcett's hand