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ber of the C. S. M. A. "Cabin John Bridge" Committee, and that, as a member deeply interested in the success of the move- ment, you called on President Roosevelt, etc. This will show to all our co-workers that we are working together towards one great purpose.
With best wishes for all your endeavors, believe me,
Yours sincerely and fraternally,
Mrs. YY. J. Behan, President Confederated Southern Memorial Association, Chairman "Cabin John Bridge" Committee.
Washington, December 12, 1908. Dear Madam :
I beg to acknowledge receipt of your letter of the 1st, enclos- ing data in connection with the subject of the restoration of the name of Jefferson Davis on the tablet or stone on "Cabin John
Luke E. Wright, Secretary of War.
Mrs. W. J. Behan, President Confederated Southern Memorial Association, 1207 Jackson Avenue, New Orleans, La.
New Orleans, La., 1207 Jackson Avenue,
Dec. 16, 1908.
General Clement A. Evans, Commander-in-Chief United Con- federate Veteran Organization, Atlanta, Ga. : My Dear General Evans, — Some time ago I wrote you in reference to the restoration of the name of Jefferson Davis to "Cabin John Bridge," Washington, D. C. You expressed hearty sympathy with the movement and stated that you had written to a member from Virginia, who had introduced a bill in Congress on the same subject. As I wrote you at that time, it was and is still our desire to have this accomplished quietly and without bringing it before Congress. This was the advice received from