February 22, 1918. Dr. J. M. Allen, Lebanon, Virginia. Dear Mr. Allen: I hereby appoint you a member of the Medical Advisory Board for the division composed of the counties of Russell and Dickenson, to fill the the vacancy caused by the resignation of Dr. [?] M. Sexton, who suggested you as his successor. I trust that you will at once place yourself at the service of your Local Board for the important duties connected with this position. Very truly yours [illegible] Governor.