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"Correspondence, June 1915", Item 013

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June 23, 1915. Mrs. John H. Lewis, Lynchburg, Va. Dear Cousin Lizzie:- Your letter with the cheering news of the new League at Rustburg was a most welcome one. We have written to Mrs. Reid and hope for great things from such a band of women. Today we have a letter from Mrs. Calvert of Sperryville saying that our best chance for Rappahannock County was to speak at Washington the County seat, on Court day from the steps of the Court House. This will be on the second Monday, July 12th. Can you and Elizabeth go and make this open air address? As I wrote you about Louisa and Lancaster, I find it the great opportunity for getting at the voters. You see, you get a ready made audience. It is absolutely necessary in these new places to have two workers. If for any reason you cannot both go, perhaps we might secure someone for you. Mrs. Calvert writes that it should be advertised in the County newspaper which appears on Thursdays and it is necessary to get the matter to them by Tuesday. Mrs. William Keyser of Washington, the County seat, will arrange the meeting, so Mrs. Calvert says. May we hear by return mail so we may get things going in time.