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[imprinted letterhead] Nineteenth Judicial Circuit of Virginia George K. Anderson. Judge Clifton Forge, VA.

December 16, 1915.

Mrs. B. B. Munford, Richmond, Virginia.

My dear Mrs. Munford:

My delay in replying to yours of the 5th has not been due to indifference nor to neglect. I have been trying to find someone to take the Chairmanship of this District. But it seems that I have failed. Mrs. Wysor, who was with me at Fairfax, is not the kind you want. She is here today and gone tomorrow,- is not systematic,- writes a hand which I cannot decipher and has rheumatism so she could not use a typewriter. Then I talked to Mrs. B. F. Donovan, President of our Club and sister-in-law of Mr. Goodwin. She would be fine, is enthusiastic about the College and would make you a fine chairman. She says she positively cannot undertake anything more. She is the best in our Club and I wish you could prevail on her do it.

I then asked several ladies whom Mrs. Donovan and I thought might be good but they seem to think they have their hands full. Father has suggested a Miss Carrie Buhrman, Covington, Va., whose home is down at Lick Run, I think, but who teaches in Covington. She is tremendously interested in the bill and talked to him last Spring. He was impressed with her and came home anxious that I go right away and call on her. She went north somewhere for her college work and feels keenly our lack of a college. I do not know her but maybe she would do it. I know she teaches in Covington so you could write to her there.

Now about our Clifton Forge Review: They wouldn't promise to do a thing but if they got the matter they would use it I think. If they come out for a thing today they most humbly apologize tomorrow. The educational publicity they would give would count for more than their views editorially expressed anyway. So send them your material and I will look out for it and if they don't come out with it, I'll see about it.

As for seeing Mr. Rinehart, I can't do that. He's insulting and I will not give him the opportunity to show his importance to me. He is ignorant and doesn't know it. I am sure Mr. Goodwin is all right.

Mrs. Means (E. C.) is at Rockville, Md.

With my very best wishes for you and your great work, and a merry, merry Christmas, believe me,

Always sincerely yours, Mary Gooch Anderson