"Correspondence, September 1916", Item 006
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September 25, 1916.
My dear Mrs. Lewis;- We have just received the following letter from Mrs. Hobson Noevell of Charlotte C.H., Va.
"I have your letter in regard to Mrs. Lewis of Lynchburg. Please pardon my delay in answering same. We will be glad to have Mrs. Lewis give us a lecture. We need some one to stir us up as it has about fallen through up here. Any night next week would suit us to have Mrs. Lewis. I will see that she is entertained if she could get up here herself. Several cars are for hire at Drakes. Drop me a line when she will be able to come. Cordially, (Signed) Annie Norvell (Mrs. Hobson Norvell) Box 34, Charlotte C. H., Va."
As to Mrs. Norvell's reference to there being several cars for hire at Drakes Branch, I feel sure that I can get the use of a car for you free, as I have a friend, an ardent suffragist too, at Drakes who has a car and I am pretty sure she will see that you get from Drakes to the Court House all right. In case you do not know about the trains, I will say that you go from Brukeville on the Southern to Drakes Branch, (which is the railroad station for Charlotte C. H.) then motor five miles over a road which was in excellent condition when I was there about a year ago, but I do not know how it is after all the hard rains we have had since that time.
I am writing my friend at Drakes again today to arrange for a meeting for you at Drakes either on your way to or from the C. H. She was out of town when I wrote her before and I fear she did not get my letter.
With all good wishes and trusting that even though our answers are slow coming in, you will have a most successful short tour. Cordially yours,