Letter and Envelope : Laura B. Morgan, Legislative Committee of the Washington Woman Suffrage Council, to Mrs. Albert Norton Wood. August 22, 1914

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Title

Letter and Envelope : Laura B. Morgan, Legislative Committee of the Washington Woman Suffrage Council, to Mrs. Albert Norton Wood. August 22, 1914

Description

Written on Washington Woman Suffrage Council stationery.

Date

1914-08-22

Subject

Funk, Antoinette, -1942
Morgan, Laura B.
Political activity
Prohibition
Temperance
Washington Woman Suffrage Council
Wood, Edith Elmer, 1871-1945

Creator

Morgan, Laura B.

Format

1 p.

Language

English

Identifier

DOCU.1914.03a
DOCU.1914.03b
DOCU.1914.03c

Coverage

Washington, D.C.

Text

My dear Mrs. Wood,

Let me preface my letter by saying that we have all been terribly busy these two weeks with our melting pot, to which you were very generous. We have kept open shop on F Street displaying and selling our trinkets, and we have all turned shop keepers, so that our correspondence has been difficult to keep up. Mrs. Funk turned your first letter over to me. Then when I was in the office, looking for the information that you asked for, our secretary offered to hunt it up and write the letter. I don’t know how satisfactory her reply was, but we have very little literature here.
I can answer somewhat tardily one or two points, though I cannot give you the authority. Mrs. Funk uses in her speeches the fact that there were 864 dance halls connected with saloons in the city of Chicago alone. A month after the woman suffrage bill was passed practically all of these were closed. She also says that over 1000 saloons were closed in Chicago, and that as a result of the recent elections about two thirds of the State has gone dry.

However, she advises against hooking up suffrage with prohibition. She says don’t make much of the saloons. What is better suffrage propaganda is that in California the women’s votes have regulated the saloons “down to the ground” as she says.
I am afraid we haven’t been able to furnish you much help. If I had time I could do better, but I really haven’t. The summer has been pretty hot. I am dying to get away.

Sincerely,
Laura P. Morgan

Original Format

Letters (correspondence)

Physical Dimensions

28 cm.

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