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"Correspondence, October 1916", Item 004

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Mrs. George Richardson of Marion, a strong Federalist, also Ellen Robinson, Roberta Wellford etc and they state that such a mass meeting could not be carried through in any of their leagues because of the strong differences of opinion especially because of the attitude of the male voters who are now supporting us in state work. Cousin Lizzie Lewis feels that it is not yet possible for anything like a state wide demonstration such as is to be carried out in New York and other highly organized centers. To have a few scattering meetings would only emphasizing our weakness and certainly not impress our Congressmen in the right direction. Clarke, Gloucester and Shenandoah Counties, our latest additions are strongly opposed to Federal methods. They are just barely over the suffrage fence that is all. We must go on doing intensive work for some time yet before we are ready for the Legislature