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Madame President: Members of the E. S. L. of Richmond Annual Report. [1917] Added to the regular work of the office which consists of letters and notices written and sent, the details of which are covered in the report of the Headquarters' secretary, there is the duty of making a resume of the year's activities. Briefly summed up these are: In January, 1917, a National Suffrage School was conducted at headquarters, by instructors from the National Association, with the following subjects as a curriculum: Suffrage History and Argument, instructor, Mrs. Halsey Wilson of White Plains, N. Y.: Public Speaking and Press Work, instructor, Mrs. T. T. Cotnam of Arkansas; Organization and Parliamentary Law, instructor, Miss Anne Doughty of New York City. This school was largely attended by members of the league and by many visitors. When diplomatic relations were severed with Germany in February, the Richmond league offered to President Wilson and to Governor Stuart the services of its members should our country remain at peace or in the event of war. When the National Executive Council was called by Mrs. Catt to meet in Washington in February for the purpose of formulating plans for an offer to the government of the services of its more than 2,000,000 members, Mrs. Charles G. Bosher. 1st. vice-president of the Richmond league represented the State Congressional Chairman at that meeting--Mrs. John H. Lewis of Lynchburg, the State Congressional Chairman, being present at that meeting as proxy to the president, Mrs. Valentine, who was unable to attend. On the four meeting days in March a suffrage survey of the city was made, resulting in an increase of 344 members in the four days. On April, 11, 12, 13, a Patriotic Luncheon was served by the Agriculture Committee of the Richmond League, Mrs. Horace Wellford Jones, chairman. The proceeds of this Luncheon were later