The Part Taken by S. D. Fess in the Struddle for the Extension of the Ballot to Women.
Mrs. C. C. Stephenson,
Yellow Springs, Ohio. Dear Mrs. Stephenson:—
I learned that you are Chairman of the Women's Republican Club of Yellow Springs, and I am writing to say how glad I am you have hold of this. Surely, it must be a great privilege to worlc in Yellow Springs, the home of the Honorable S. D. Fess.
I knew Mr. Fess in the Constitutional Convention when he raised his voice in behalf of women, and he has ever since stood by us in all our congressional work.
I should consider it a privilege to be associated with him myself, so I know that you do. Sincerely yours,
. HARRIET TAYLOR UPTON, Vice Chairman, Executive Committee.
Congratulations upon your success in disentangling the parliamentary situation in our legislature which made possible the ratification of West Virginia, the 36th state.
MRS. E. A. YOST, Legislative Representative, W. C. T. U. of West Virginia.
Hon. S. D. Fess, —
House Office Building, Washington, D. C. My dear Dr. Fess:—
On behalf of the National Woman's Party, I am taking this first opportunity since the conclusion of the suffrage campaign to express to you our deep apprecia¬ tion of the consistent and able help which you have given to the suffrage cause. Those of us who have worked in Washington for the national suffrage amendment feel that they owe a debt of gratitude to you for the steadfast support which you have always given to the suffrage measure. I am sure you know how deep and sincere our appreciation is, but I did not want to let this occasion pass without expressing to you once again ou'r gratitude for your help.
Very sincerely yours,
ALICE PAUL, National Chairman, National Woman's Partj^.
I know of no one in the United States Congress whom I feel has been more ready to help suffrage than Dr. Fess, and I know of no one who has given that help more definitely and effectively than he.
Yours very sincerely,
ANITA L. POLLITZER, Legislative Secretary, National Woman's Party.
Without your help we could not have won the Republican vote in Tennessee, 'the 36th and decisive state to ratify."
August 19, 1920.
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