[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,