"Correspondence, June 1916", Item 008
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June 26, 1916.
Mrs. Dexter Otey, Lynchburg, Va.
My dear Mrs. Otey;-
We have just received the following letter from Judge Dillard;-- "Your letter asking permission for the use of the Court House at Bedford for Mrs. Otey to speak on equal suffrage has been received. My court ordinarily convenes there on the first day of July, buy that being Saturday this time, I have ordered the court not to open until Monday, the 3rd. So far as I am concerned I have no objection to the Court House being occupied by Mrs. Otey on Saturday the first of July for the purpose of addressing the people, and I return your letter with an order of indorsing thereon directing the janitor to allow her the privilege, which I hope is satisfactory."
Of course it is the crowd that attends court that we wish to get, so I have written Judge Dillard asking that you be allowed to speak Monday instead of Saturday and suggesting 1.30, the hour usually given Mrs. Valentine on similar occasions, as the best one, unless he can suggest one more suitable.
Am enclosing the posters which we have had printed but which will be altered as far as the date is concerned, before we send them out.
We are writing to Mrs. Yancey of Bedford today telling her that you are coming (bye the way, can you go Monday instead of Saturday?) Monday and asking her to assist you in every way possible and also to see that the members of the League there help to drum up a crowd of the local people to attend as well as those from other parts of the County.
Please let us hear from you as soon as you get this so that we will know what to do about advertising the meeting further, and also please let me have your street address, I find that it is not on any of our books.
Cordially yours, I. M. T.