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OFFICE OF J. A. RICE, M. D. Heathsville, Va., Sept. 24 1918 [stamped Sep 26 1918 Governor's Office]

Governor Westmoreland Davis, Richmond, Va Dear Sir:- About the last of August 1918, in Richmond, Va, I made application, & was examined for services in the Medical Office's Reserve Corps of army. For my application to be complete, I have to resign as member of Medical Advisory Board of Northumberland Co. Va, I hereby offer my resignation as such, & if same meets with your approval, respectfully ask your recommendation of resignation, & mention Dr. John R. Atwell, Wicomico Church, Northumberland Co, Va, to be appointed in my place. Any advice from you will be greatly appreciated, I am, Very respectfully, J.A. Rice [pencil writing across letter] File [notes in Gov. Westmoreland Davis' hand] write to Judge Joseph W. Chinn, Warsaw Va Dr to recommend more WD Try Is Dr. K [Trent?] available - WD