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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. 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. STATE HEADQUARTERS, RICHMOND, VA. COMMERCIAL BUILDING, SECOND STREET, BETWEEN BROAD AND GRACE Instead we shall at the State Fair and in all speeches explain that the Federal Amendment is before Congress. That it will certainly pass when more states are won but that when it does pass it will not remove any of our present restrictions except that of sex. By continually educating the people in this way we shall get them more accustomed to the idea and also [illegible] the misunderstanding as to it bringing about increased woman suffrage which is the usual idea I find. I have been writing to various suffragists and seeing others such as at Congress. Cordially Yours Lila M. Valentine