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Richmond, Va. March 28, 1919. Hon. P. P. Claxton, Washington, D. C. My dear Mr. Claxton: I understand that you are to speak in this City in April before the Association of Women's College and Secondary Schools. Most of the women connected with this organization are interested in our plans to gain admission at the University for women, and I am writing to ask if you will not take occasion to say something during your address helpful to this cause. Many of our people are not yet awake to what has been done in other parts of the country to give women the needed training and preparation to meet the demands made upon them by the war, and the even larger demands to be made in the period of reorganization. Sentiment in Virginia has developed considerably along the lines of straight co-education at the University. Personally, certainly for the present, I should think undergraduate could best be done there through a co-ordinate institution, opening fully the graduate and professional school on a co-educational basis.