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"Correspondence, October 1916", Item 004

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Equal Suffrage League of Virginia

PRESIDENT Mrs. B. B. Valentine, Richmond, VA. Miss Roberta Wellford, Recording Secretary University of Virginia Mrs. Elizabeth Webb Blakey, Executive Secretary Richmond, VA. Mrs. E. G. Kidd, Treasurer Richmond, VA. Mrs. Henry Aylett Sampson, Auditor Richmond, VA. Mrs. G. Harvey Clarke, Chairman Political Study and Research Richmond, VA. Mrs. John H. Lewis, Chairman State Cong. Committee Lynchburg, VA.

[the following section involves captions written on a shaded map of the United States] 1913 Alaska White states, full suffrage; shaded states, partial suffrage; dotted state, presidential, partial county and state, municipal suffrage; dark states, no suffrage.

State Headquarters, Richmond, VA. Commercial Building, Second Street, between Broad and Grace

HONORARY VICE-PRESIDENTS Miss Mary Johnston Warm Springs, VA. Miss Ellen Glasgow Richmond, VA. Mrs. Stephen Putney Wytheville, VA. Mrs. Kate Langley Bosher Richmond, VA. Mrs. Kate Waller Barrett Alexandria, VA. Mrs. Charles V. Meredith Richmond, VA. Mrs. Louise Collier Willcox Norfolk, VA.

ACTIVE VICE-PRESIDENTS Mrs. John H. Lewis Lynchburg, VA. Mrs. W. T. Yancey Bedford, VA. Mrs. C. E. Townsend Norfolk, VA. Mrs. W. J. Adams Norfolk, VA. Mrs. W. W. King Staunton, VA.

Dec 6, 1916 Dear Mrs. Townsend. I am perfectly delighted that your success in getting to Wheeling and speaking so effectively. It was certainly an unusual experience. I am still more pleased that you can keep Mrs Morgan at the Newport News Fair. I have just sent Mrs. Dillingham an outline of the program for the Convention. And suggesting that you try in Norfolk our plan of getting the merchants to contribute towards the expenses of the Convention in return for publishing their names on a

I have not asked Mrs. Reid. Think it best to wait for Convention night to rouse enthusiasm but Norfolk could try [illegible] try any that they aren't doing it in Richmond.