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"Correspondence, May 1916", Item 006

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To Mayor W. R. Mayo Dear Sir:- Allow me to presume of hearsay and thank you in the name of the former E.S.L. for accepting a place on the board of the new organization and also allow me express the hope to that you will indicate your acceptance by attending the first meeting tomorrow, Thursday afternoon, at the Suffrage Shop. Tea will be served from 4 to 4-30 during which time the officers will be informally introduced to each other & the work discussed, then the president will take her seat and put through the regular orders of the day as dictated by the secretary. We refrain from asking a speech from you at this time because counting on one of your inimitable introductions Friday the 21st of which you will hear more tomorrow: but we hope for your presence a part if not all of the time and just a word of acceptance. I am constrained to add a word of personal thanks, for this new league is to me as precious as a new born child and to hear the major stand as sponsor as it were means much for its future and I thank him with all my heart. Sincerely yours Jessie E. Townsend.