RECEIVED AUG 26 1918 GOVERNOR'S OFFICE Saluda, Va., August 26, 1918. His Excellency, Westmoreland Davis, Governor of Virginia, Richmond, Virginia. Dear Sir: We, the undersigned, beg leave to submit the following information relative to the practice of Dr. H. F. Hoskins, and the conditions of an in the territory of his practice. Dr. Hoskins covers the territory of about three hundred and fifty square miles, with a population of approximately twenty-five hundred, which territory you will note outlined in blue on the map attached hereto. Should Dr. Hoskins be taken away from this territory, the only other physicians surrounding it are Drs. Smith and Tabb at Gloucester Courthouse, fifteen miles from the center of this territory; Dr. Davis, of Sassafras, eighteen miles from the center; Dr. Cox, of Little Plymouth, eighteen miles from the center; and Drs. Bagby and Hudson, eighteen miles from the center of this territory, with a toll bridge over Mattaponi River, costing $1.00 the round trip, which leaves the territory indicated on the accompanying map outlined in red ink, whose inhabitants could not reach a Doctor under less than five miles, and the majority of them as much as eighteen and twenty miles.