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SCATCHERD, ALICE C JULY 27 1892
[top left margin: Give me an address for August 10th-15th Will you be coming London? I'm your of in August.]
July 27th 1892.
My dear Mrs. Sewall Your kind and important letter of 24th reached me last night. & I at once reply - tho' briefly.
For 2 years I have nursed the sick and dying - had four close deaths in 16 months. The last to go being my dear Mother aged 82. I have been most closely occupied
hense my (unwilling) silence and I get need rest - rest rest. I wrote 10 days ago to Mrs. Myra Bradwell, & Mrs. Foster Avery.
On various subjects connected with N.C. of Women.
I have no influence whatever with Mrs. Faucett: she goes in for spinster suffrage only & the work in different directions.
We have no such National Council of Women as you speak of: our party lines forbid that - The Primrose League
(Conservative) is a great body: so is the Women's Liberal Federation - the annual meetings of both are passed... they occur in May. It seems to me each body much appoint its own delegate to your Congress: if it wish to send one: us in case of the Washington Congress. I will read your letter to my friend & close co:worker Mrs. Jacob Bright. & again write to you - I expect to
see her about August 10th. We discussed former communi cations from Chicago: & formed what Mrs. Bright had given in reply the necessary information. We know the same persons - and think much the same as to their work: so I did not repeat. We are well! My husband is off to study the Manchester Water Supply. I have a German friend with me. We drive over on 28th to Robin Hood's Grove at Kirklees - 8 miles off! In the park off Sir Geo. Armitage I send you a pamphlet wh[ich] may prove most useful to you - written by my Father in law, a learned old antiquary: had last part first.
2. When you come again I will drive you to see this very chapel on a bridge - it is an exquisite one.
Mrs. Stanton Blatch is expecting her new baby this month.
Your photographs were most welcome - & are valued - are placed now on a ledge in our Dr. [drawing] room.
Your vol. [volume] of Robin Hood is a delight to our young visitors: but they say "why is Maid Marian left out."
I am going this evening to give an address to the (90) girls at my old school.