FORM A6 9-26-17 5000 RAILWAY LIGHT POWER F. C. TODD, PRESIDENT W. R. MORTON, SEC'Y & TREAS. JOHN L. LIVERS. VICE-PRES. & GEN. MGR. CHARLOTTESVILLE & ALBEMARLE RAILWAY COMPANY Charlottesville, Va. January 3, 1918
Copy to Mrs. M. B. Munford
Mr. Chas. W. Hulfish, c/o Chas. King & Son Co., Charlottesville, Va.
Dear Mr. Hulfish: - Yours of the 2nd, with letter from Mr. W. A. Smoot, Jr., of Alexandria, enclosed, received, and for which please accept many thanks. I am very glad indeed to note that his mind is open on this matter and hope we can have his support when the bill comes before the Legislature at this session.
It is unfortunate indeed, as you state, that the "powers that be" are not going to push the Co-ordinate college Bill at this session of Legislature. However, it is a well known fact that the "powers that be" never have pushed it, but the friends of the Co-ordinate College, from all I know at the present time, will urge the passage of this bill this year. I understand, however, that there are already three bills for straight out co-education made up which will be presented at the next Legislature - one of the strongest being one by Mr. Aubrey Strode of Amherst, who was the author of the first Co-ordinate College Bill in 1910.
The money which you kindly gave to the Co-ordinate College was sent to Mrs. Munford, and has been spent in circularizing the State to the best of the ability of the central committee at Richmond. I, therefore, regret that I cannot return it. It is unfortunate indeed that such action should have been taken by the Board if Visitors when the State Auditor reports that unless some unusual expenses are incurred during the year, on October 1st there will be a surplus in the State Treasury of over one million of dollars, and with the need - increased by the war - for trained women, I cannot see what in the world they mean, unless they do not want it, and have taken this means of killing such a worthy movement, and one that would be of such great benefit to Charlottesville.
Thanking you again for your letter, and with kind regards, I remain,
Very truly yours, J [blank] LL-McL