February 9, 1917 Mrs. John H. Lewis, Lynchburg, Va. My dear cousin Lizzie;- I am enclosing copy of the letter and program sent to me by Mrs. Catt, yesterday, which explains itself. Unhappily, I cannot attend this important meeting of the council. I sincerely trust that you can, and i am writing to Mrs. Stephen Putney, who is in Baltimore for the winter, to ask if she could not attend the meeting also. Please let me hear at once whether you will attend. If it is a question of expense, and doubtless it will be, the State League will appropriate a sufficient amount to cover it.