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{In a different hand: Willard, Francis
Nov 4, 1889}

{The National Council of Women letterhead}

Nov 4 (188)9

Mrs. May Wright Sewall,

My Dear Friend,

It has been
coming to me with more
and more clearness for
a long time that my
resignation as President
would advance the
interests of the National
Council of Women.

It is unfortunate for
the three Chief Officers

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Scott Mathews

Francis Willard (1839-1898) helped found the Women's Christian Temperance Union (WTCU), which advocated making drinking alcohol illegal, and served as its International President. She helped Mrs. Sewall found the National Council of Women and served as its President for two years. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Frances_Willard