"Correspondence, September 1916", Item 004
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I should not myself propose to go anywhere to speak in West Virginia unless assigned to certain work, as I was by Mrs. Yost the president and her organizer for that district. Florence Engle. they now have 20 organizers in W. Va. and many good speakers. What they need is money to buy two more automobiles and pay expenses generally of this corp of workers in order to cover the counties of the state so that I can only advise that you offer your speaking services to the state president Mrs. Ellis A. Host, Morgantown. Now as to Dr. Shaw, I think it would be fine to have her and indeed want to consult the wishes of the Norfolk women. But I had already written Mrs. Dillingham and said to her and to you that Mrs. Nellie McLung of Canada (not Mrs. Effie McCullon Jones) was Mrs. Catt's strong recommendation for our convention, and two months ago engaged her to speak. Her date is Nov. 10th. We could have Dr. Shaw also say on the 9th. Each would be $50.00 and entertainment. Mrs. McLung is now considered the greatest speaker on this continent in the suffrage movement. She is witty, as well as forcible, and more than any one else won suffrage for the four big Canadian provinces. Now if you think it too much to have both, the state ought to