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Mrs. C. E. Townsend:- Page, 2. It is needless to tell you how very deeply and sincerely we regret your decision in this matter, for we know that no one in your vicinity is more truly interested in the work nor has it more closely at heart, nor is a more enthusiastic worker. But, of course, we do see the justice of your reasons, and, for your own personal sake, we cannot help wishing you every success in the business ahead of you. It may be that, by the time we can organize into a League of Women Voters, your affairs will be in such shape that you will again feel free to serve in some capacity, and we count upon you to be candid with us and tell us if this be the case. In the meanwhile, as often as we send our circular letters or bulletins or any printed or written matter of interest to you, we intend to send as usual to you to keep you au courant of what we are doing. If the letter calls for service and you cannot perform it, we shall understand, and you will understand that we are not insisting. Apropos of the above we are mailing out now a circular letter and statement in which we are sure you will be interested. Thanks for giving us Mrs. Wilbur's name. We shall write to her in a few days. We know full well that it is not possible for your work for suffrage to be duplicated, and we feel that we just cannot give you up altogether, but simply for a respite. And, if you find anyone upon whom your mantle might descend, please try above all things to fire her with your enthusiasm until such time as you can resume your own good work. Remember, if any good breeze blows you from cool Ventosa to scorched Richmond, you are to come to Headquarters and pat us on the back and let us give you a good hug in spite of the heat. Cordially yours, Edith Clark Cowles. Executive Secretary.