Origins of the Southern Suffrage Movement
As a law abiding citizen; as a tax payer; as a graduate of a Kentucky High School where I took honors above every boy in my classes . . . as still the wife of one man (for thirty-two years); as a worker in the church all my life; as a worker in charitable and other civic organizations for the betterment of the community; as one who finds at fifty-two years of age, more time, leisure, money, brains, health and strength to study and handle the questions of the day . . . I beg and implore you to vote favorably on the Woman Suffrage question now.
Jessie E. Townsend
to Edwin J. Webb, 1914