Telegram from Edwin C. Dinwiddie to Thomas W. Bickett, 25 February 1920
Washington, D.C., Feb. 25, 1920.
Hon. Thomas W. Bickett,
Governor, Raleigh N.C.
Governor Milliken of Maine with number of other Governors has retained ex justice hughes to defend right of states to ratify eighteenth amendment federal constitution against attacks state rhode island and liquor people newjersey, california, etc. Stop about twenty two governors have so far assented. Stop. No financial obligation on these states or their officers. Stop. Judge hughes ready make application file brief but we are all anxious have as many ratifying states thus represented as possible. Stop earnestly hope you will authorize northcarolina be included under conditions above named and if so please wire judge charles e hughes ninety six broadway, newyorkcity and also wire me here charges collect.