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Folder 007 - "K", Item 004

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[letter head] CENTRAL LABOR UNION of NEWPORT NEWS, VIRGINIA [Graphic Banner] Organized to Protect - Not Combined to Oppress - Our Field The World Our Cause Humanity [Small logo] TYPOGRAPHICAL UNION LABEL NEWPORT NEWS [letter head box] Meets Every Friday Night Central Labor Union Hall 32nd Street and Washington Ave. [Letter head box] Organized 1899 - AFFILIATED WITH American Federation of Labor

Newport News, Va., Dec 21, 1919

Dear Mrs Mumford, Yours of 17th date to Hand Thanks for enclosed check I do not know how to express my regret at not being able to serve you at my own expense I was not aware of the conditions by what I got from Mr. Ohmdent letter. He wrote me from Roanoke asking me to be Present if Possible That expenses would be Paid & that you was anxious that I come Had I known The True situation as Willing as I am to serve you at all times I should not have come & if It were such that I could without Taking from others I should return the check to you I was only to glad to come if I in any way could be of the