August 21, 1918. Major Robert C. Bryan, M.R.C., Chairman, State Committee, Medical Section, Council of National Defense, Richmond, VA. My dear Major:- I have your letter in regard to the substitution of certain Petersburg physicians for members of the Exemption Boards in Petersburg who are eligible for enrollment in the Medical Reserve Corps. I have referred this matter to the Adjutant General of Virginia, who will at once undertake to comply with your wishes as far as it is possible to do so. We are most anxious to cooperate in every way possible with those who are in the conduct of the war. With kind regards, I remain, Sincerely yours, [illegible] Governor.