February 12th, 1919.
Hon. Ruffin G. Pleasants,
Governor of Louisiana,
Baton Rouge, La.
My dear Governor Pleasants:-
A big Cotton Convention for the State of North Carolina is now in session. We are thoroughly organizing the State with two purposes in view:-
1. To hold the cotton we already have.
2. To raise as little cotton this year as possible.
A campaign of publicity will at once be put on, and on the 22nd of the month meetings will be held in every county in the State.
Our General Assembly is in session and it is impossible for me to come to Louisiana at this time. I assure you that it will be a great pleasure to visit your State as I remember you so pleasantly at Savannah and at Annapolis.
Wishing you every happiness, I beg to remain,
Very truly yours,