My Dear Mrs Valentine = I would take this news item and rewrite it to make it fresh and timely. Emphasizing the Southern political end and putting main facts in 1st [paragraph symbol]. Condense it as much as possible. Put Virginia's share and your name first. Get already to be printed as "news." Have carbon copies or other kind made and also of the Editorial (giving credit to the paper for that) Send out with a brief note asking both or parts of both be used. Send T.D. a copy- If it is not used, I will write Editorial on it.
with regards Leon [illegible]