ST. ELMO HALL UNIVERSITY, VA. April 23, 1918 Dear Mrs. Munford,
I was exceedingly sorry to receive your letter of last week, for two reasons: --- I had hoped that you were away having a good rest by this time; and I did not wish you to spend what little leisure is yours in thanking me. Even though you pretended that you were expressing the appreciation of the Womans' Committee, I know better. So I say to you personally that it is exceedingly kind of you to bother with doing unnecessary things. We of the cause are more than grateful to you for your splendid leadership. If others did their part half as well as you do yours, we should have had for our women the very best training given by any state.
I wrote the play I told you I had in mind when I was compelled to give up cutting clippings. It is called "Editor of the Democrat". The Cornhill Publishing Company has accepted it; and it will probably be on the market in the early fall. My agent has not found a producer for it yet. The war situation makes managers very slow to sign contracts of any kind these days; but I am hoping for better luck soon.
The next play I shall write will have one of its acts set in the senate chamber of the state capitol; and I am going to fill the air with the fervid oratory I absorbed from senators Strode, Conrad, and others. I regret exceedingly that I can not use you as my heroine. Do you know Mrs. William A. Harris, whose husband is professor of Greek in Richmond College? I have worried her unmercifully for years by telling her that I have given a true picture of her future in "The Rejuvenation of the Widow Harris", a story I am reputed to have written.
Turner Jones has entered the tank service. I certainly hate to think of so fine a fellow as he is being killed. With best wishes for a good, long rest to you, I am
Sincerely yours, Cary Franklin Jacob