William A. Root to Lilian H. Olzendam
Honorary President, Mrs. Julia Ashley Pierce, Rochester President, Dr. Marion R. Horton, Windsor First Vice President, Mrs. E. H. Read, Burlington
Second Vice President, Dr. Grace W. Sherwood, St. Albans Third Vice President, Mrs. William L. Bryant, Springfield
Fourth Vice President, Mrs. Charles L. Stuart, Lyndonville
Treasurer, Mrs. Lou Kinsley Thomas, Richford Recording Secretary, Mrs. James A. Merrill, Rutland Corresponding Secretary, Miss Jessica F. Richmond, Windsor
Auditor, Mrs. John Spargo, Bennington Press Chairman, Miss Winifred Carling, Burlington
VERMONT EQUAL SUFFRAGE ASSOCIATION
OFFICE OF CHAIRMAN OF RATIFICATION
MRS. LILIAN H. OLZENDAM
Hon Wm A. Root
Dear Sir: - .
As you have not responded to our appeal for your
signature on petition to Governor Clement for special session,
and as it is quite impossible for me to call personally upon the
275 men in the legislature in the short time at my disposal, I
am writing this to ask that you send same to me this week if
We already have a fine number of names in both Houses
but would like to give all our friends a chance to be represented
when Senator Howland and his Committee calls on the Governor and
presents the petition.
VERMONT is needed for the 36th State in order that
ratification may be complete before Presidential Primaries, and
we are relying on your support. With thanks for former favors,
Very truly yours,
Lilian H. Olzendam
Chairman of Ratification for Vermont
In reply to the above permit me to say, if a special session of the
Legislature is held and I am present I will probably vote for the Federal
suffrage amendment, but at this time I do not care to petition Governor
Clement to call a special session for that purpose alone.
William A. Root
Bennington, Vt., October 24th, 1919.