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The Movement Comes of Age

Erminia Thompson Folsom to Annette Finnigan, December 23, 1912

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Erminia T. Folsom to Annette Finnigan, 1912

to myself, I must say that I never even


suggested that she should act as my


proxy in the Executive Committee. I


thought she understood that Texas was


not entitled to enough delegates so that


the Texas W.S.A. could even make her a dele-


gate to the N.A.W.S.A. convention, even if the


Texas W.S.A. had wished it. I was some


what bothered that she was there knowing


something about the work in Texas without


knowing what a delegate should know


about it, — I deeply regret that I was not


there, though you as our State president


had the right to the only vote Texas was


entitled to. If the Suffrage work had


not been so new to her, I think she would


have realized better what we talked over


while she was here, — after she had read


over the N.A.W.S.A. constitution, I did talk


about some of its points.

            I have been given the impression that


Texas did not have a delegate that was


recognized at the convention at Philadel-


phia. Is it possible that you did not


have a vote in the convention?

            I am still very anxious to know whom


you consider the State officer who is


a representative in the executive commit-


tee of the N.A.W.S.A. It was decided


that I should cast the Texas vote at


the Seattle convention.

 

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Erminia Thompson Folsom to Annette Finnigan, December 23, 1912, Erminia Thompson Folsom Collection, Archives and Information Services Division, Texas State Library and Archives Commission.

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