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[Editor's Note. — The C. S. M. A. regrets that the letters of . Mrs. Emma Williamson, Historian of the "Joe Desha Chapter," U. D. C, Cynthiana, Ken., received August i, 1909, were received too late to be mentioned in the report of the president (and chairman of the "Cabin John Bridge" Committee, of the C. S. M. A.), to the C. S. M. A. Convention, in Memphis, June, 1909 Mrs. Williamson sets forth in these two letters her different conversations with, and appeals to various officials, to interest them in the restoration of Mr. Davis' name. These letters are another proof of the general desire to have the name restored.]
[Memphis, Term., June 19, 1909.]
THANK ROOSEVELT AND GEN. WRIGHT.
Memorial Association Acts — Appreciates Restoration of Davis' Name to Cabin John Bridge.
Mrs. W. J. Behan, for Nine Years President of the Organization, is Again Honored by Unanimous Vote— Official Badges Adopted.
Be it Resolved, That the Confederated Southern Memorial Association, in convention assembled, do hereby extend their grateful and heartfelt thanks to ex-President Theodore Roose- velt and to ex-Secretary of War Luke E. Wright for courtesy shown to the Confederated Southern Memorial Association, in restoring the name of Jefferson Davis to "Cabin John Bridge," an act of justice which is appreciated by a united country.
As a heartfelt expression of the members of the Confederate Southern Memorial Association a resolution thanking ex-Presi- dent Theodore Roosevelt and ex-Secretary of War Luke E. Wright for their part in the restoration of the name of Jeffer- son Davis to the "Cabin John Bridge," in the city of Washing- ton, D. C, was unanimously adopted by the tenth annual con- vention of the Confederated Southern Memorial Association as introduced by Mrs. C. B. Bryan, the local president, in the after- noon session yesterday, and a copy ordered sent to those two statesmen, who have again, after long and valued service, entered the ranks of public spirited citizens.