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Atlantic City, N. J., Aug. 6, 1907.
Mrs. W. J. Behan, New Orleans, La.:
My Dear Mrs. Behan, — Many thanks for your kind favors of the 24th July, with enclosures, which will prove of great service.
I feel satisfied that we will succeed in the movement to restore the name of Jefferson Davis to "Cabin John Bridge" ; a confi- dence warranted by the results of several conferences I have had with Secretary of War Taft, whose voice will be practically potential in the matter.
However, we must indulge ourselves in patience and proceed
tactfully in order to meet conditions on all sides. It cannot be
UNITED SONS OF CONFEDERATE VETERANS,
Nathan Bedford Forrest, John \Y. Apperson,
Adjutant-General and Chief of Staff. Commander-in-Chief.
August 10, 1907. Mrs. W. J. Behan,
President C. S. M. A., New Orleans, La. :
Dear Madam, — I have your favor of July 31, and would have answered sooner except for the fact that I had several calls out of the city recently, and have been so busily engaged that it has been impossible for me to reach this matter.
I am in thorough accord and sympathy with the resolutions offered, and beg to advise that I will do everything in my power personally and officially. The family of Jefferson Davis were very dear to me on account of the intimate associations during their residence in Memphis.
Please command me at any time, and I am,
Yours very truly,
J. W. Apperson.