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EQUAL SUFFRAGE LEAGUE OF VIRGINIA PRESIDENT, MRS B B VALENTINE, 2338 MONUMENT AVE. RICHMOND, VA VICE-PRESIDENTS MISS MARY JOHNSTON RICHMOND, VA MRS. J H LEWIS LYNCHBURG, VA MRS. W J ADAMS NORFOLK, VA MRS C V MEREDITH RICHMOND, VA MRS. STEPHEN PUTNEY WYTHEVILLE, VA STATE HEADQUARTER, RICHMOND, VA COMMERCIAL BUILDING, SECOND STREET BETWEEN BROAD AND GRACE

Dear President; The National American Woman Suffrage Association has issued a call making August Fifteenth self-sacrifice day for the raising of money for the CAMPAIGN STATES.

There are now SEVEN of these States - Nevada, Montana, North Dakota and South Dakota, Nebraska, Missouri and Ohio,in all of which the popular vote on equal suffrage will be taken in November. To add those States to the suffrage territory is of supreme importance, and money is urgently needed for the work in all of them.

Miss Alice Stone Blackwell, in the Woman's Journal of July 25th says: "The biggest thing in the suffragist movement is, and always has been, SACRIFICE. The climax is steadily approaching. The hour has almost come. Never before has there been such need of sacrifice as now. a few months, a year perhaps, and never afterward will there be such need of sacrifices again. August Fifteenth has been set apart as the crowning Day of Self Denial for this year. Less then three months later, seven States will vote on the question of whether or not they will enfranchise their women. If these Seven States are won, the suffrage question will have been practically settled in the United States. August Fifteenth is a challenge. Suffragists are already meeting it. It will be a day that will write itself large. You will be watching the bulletin boards the first week in November. DO YOUR PART NOW., lest defeat come and it be yours, lest victory come and you cannot share it."

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