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"Correspondence, August 1919", Item 010

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[imprinted letterhead] Maple Shade Inn, W. H. Hodge, Manager, Pulaski, Va.

[Page] 2 not encouraging about getting a plank in the local dem. platform, which we need very badly, as Crockett stands on the ground that he will abide by whatever platform his party adopts. Now if Trinkle really wants to help us, he could try to help us on that. Crockett has no[t] talked of opponent as yet, but the date for the convention is not set. Mrs. Robt. Pierce is on the trail of that date for me. And by the way, she will do some things, but is pretty lukewarm - told Mr. Trinkle when she went with me to see him