of Tennessee, and has addressed thous- ands of bodies of educators through- out the country. The Letter. The letter reads Department of the Interior Bureau of Education. Washington, Jan. 24, 1912. To the Central Committee interested in the establishment of a State Col- lege for Women at the University of Virginia: Ladies and Gentlemen, --- In reply to your recent communication permit me to say that I am greatly interested in your plans and to [illegible] of ex- panding in the General Assembly of Virginia for the establishment of a co-ordinate college for women at the University of Virginia. By all means you ought to succeed, and this or some similar bil should be enacted into a law by the present Legislature of the State. No State can make any just claim to real Democracy that does not offer something like equal opportunity to all its children for education and for preparation for the duties and respon- sibilities of life. In this consists the essence of Democracy. This must in- clude girls as well as boys.