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"Correspondence, July-August 1915", Item 002

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EQUAL SUFFRAGE LEAGUE OF VIRGINIA. PRESIDENT, MRS. B. B. VALENTINE, 2338 MONUMENT AVE., RICHMOND, VA. HON. VICE-PRESIDENTS.MISS MARY JOHNSTON, WARM SPRINGS, VA. MISS ELLEN GLASGOW, RICHMOND, VA. MRS. KATE LANGLEY BOSHER, RICHMOND, VA. MRS. KATE WALLER BARRETT, ALEXANDRIA, VA. MRS. LOUISE COLLIER WILLCOX, NORFOLK, VA. ACTIVE VICE-PRESIDENTS. MRS. J. H. LEWIS, LYNCHBURG, VA. MRS. W. J. ADAMS, NORFOLK, VA. MRS. C. V. MEREDITH, RICHMOND, VA. MRS. STEPHEN PUTNEY, WYTHEVILLE, VA. MRS. J. ALLEN WATTS, ROANOKE, VA. MISS ROBERTA WELLFORD, RECORDING SECRETARY UNIVERSITY OF VIRGINIA. MRS. ALICE OVERBEY TAYLOR, EXECUTIVE SECRETARY RICHMOND, VA. MRS. E. G. KIDD, TREASURER RICHMOND VA. MRS. JOHN S. MUNCE, AUDITOR RICHMOND, VA. MRS. G. HARVEY CLARKE, PRESS CHAIRMAN, RICHMOND, VA. STATE HEADQUARTERS, RICHMOND, VA. COMMERCIAL BUILDING, SECOND STREET BETWEEN BROAD AND GRACE July 2-1915. Mrs. C. B. Townsend, 245 W. Freemason St., Norfolk-Va. Dear Mrs. Townsend: Our very good friend, Mr. Clinedinst, Factory Inspector, said that he noticed in the Suffrage Shop window in Norfolk Socialist literature and that he would strongly advise that it should not be in the shop, as it savors of partisanship and as Socialism itself is a most unpopular policy amongst the rank and file. I hope you will agree with me in thinking it good advice. Do let us hear the state of affairs in Norfolk and how many of the league members are doing Congressional Union work. Hoping that you can get hold of Lilly Barbour while she is in Norfolk and Portsmouth and that you will put her in touch with the Portsmouth league also, I am, Yours cordially, Lila Meade Valentine Per T Dictated but not read/