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[letterhead with Officers names listed, and Congressional Committee officials] National American Woman Suffrage Association

1919 Sept 8 Harrisonburg Va c/ Mrs Shaeffer

My dear Mrs. Valentine: _

I was especially glad to hear from you because I had known of both your illness & your loss - both of which same troubles came to me, also, last year & I am only now having the chance to recuperate a bit in soul & body. So that I have understood & sympathized with you, you may be sure. x x x x I fear you credit me with more than is my due. I believe that I was the actuating cause of Senator Kyell writing the article but he has been a suffragist for at least the past five years. I can't say before that. But I was here just five years ago & had a "heart to heart" talk with him then & he expressed his full belief in it as a principle. Believed, of course, in the "state by state" method & I pointed out to him that we were giving the states a tremendous amount of time to prove that they honestly believe in that plan & that in time was not