October 15, 1918. Hon. R.S. Thomas, Standardsville, Va. Dear Mr. Thomas:- I have your letter of the 12th and am pained to learn of your ill health. Your resignation has to be passed upon by the War Department, and when this has been done I shall be glad to communicate with you further. Thanking you for the patriotic service you have rendered the State, I remain, Sincerely yours, Governor.