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[letterhead] C. B. Slemp, 9th District Virginia, House of Representatives U.S., Washington, D.C. January 17, 1916., Hon. George Ainslee, Richmond, Virginia., Dear George:

Your letter suggesting that I write to the various Republican Members received, and I beg to say that I scarcely feel at liberty to do this. I think there is a sort of understanding that they will act in a general way, after council with the minority leaders in the House and Senate.

I spoke to Mr. Edwards also to Mr. Pense, on this subject, having had the pleasure to sit with them at a dinner. With kindest regards, I am

Yours truly, C B Slemp,