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[Letterhead] N.J.S.F Unity Organized 1894 Incorporated 1914

New Jersey State Federation of Women's Clubs Mrs. Charles W. Stockton, President Paramus Road, Ridgewood, N. J.

May 9th, 1917.

Miss Virginia S.McKemerer, 137 S. Sycamore St., Petersburg, Va.

My dear Miss McKenner:

Your letter of the 28th reached me just as I was preparing for the last convention of my term of office, and until now I have been too much engaged with convention affair[s] to reply.

Although I have now gone out of office, [I] think I can give you what information there is on the college matter.

Mrs. Douglas has been ill for nearly two years and I have been carrying on her work.

We did start out to raise money which would enable us to start a girls college to be affiliated with Rutgers, but so far have been abl[e] to raise only about half the amount. We find thi[s] a rather difficult time to gain the interest and attention and our matter is being rather held in abeyance at present. We have not deemed the t[illegible] time ripe for pushing in the state legislature as yet.

I trust your present effort with your legislature may be successful, and will look for such an announcement.

Sincerely yours, Lillian J. Stockton [signature]