First edition. 8 1/2" x 11" full page letter written on Texas Woman's Christian Temperance Union stationery dated Jan. 31st, 1912, to Senator R. E. Cofer in Gainesville, Texas, and signed by Mrs. Nannie Curtis.While she addresses him as "Senator" Cofer served as a Texas senator from 1908 to 1911. The letter contains an inquiry as to when the state of Texas passed an anti-cigarette law and what the provisions of that law are, and could the Senator send her a copy of the law, and advise her what needs to be done for enforcement. She mentions that she worked hard for the passage of the bill and thinks it was only prohibitive to 16 years of age and under. She asks further that she'd like a copy of the bill Senator Cofer proposed last session as she and her Union would like to begin now to work for a better law and its enforcement. She closes the letter by saying "An early response will be highly appreciated." The letterhead contains the names and addresses of the officers of the Union on the upper left side and the messages "Time of Prayer - Noontide," and "Be Not Afraid By Reason Of The Great Multitude Arrayed Against You For The Battle Is Not Yours But God's" Fold creases and a small chip to the bottom edge, else a very good copy.
Inventory Number: 44169