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Berry acknowledges that she gave permission to Campbell to sign her name on the petition for a state constitutional amendment to exempt educational endowments from taxation. She wishes that she could do more for the cause and explains that, being a woman, she has no vote, suggesting two men for Campbell to contact.

Martha Berry writes to Mr. Cook a second time because the school very much needs his help with the new school year.


Martha Berry writes to Alice Wingo because she did not receive the previous letter Miss Berry had sent. Martha Berry hopes that by including the information about housing that Wingo requested, she will make a definite decision to come to the school.

Colonel Hugh S. Johnson addresses a letter from Martha Berry that had been passed from the Secretary of the Treasury William G. McAdoo to the Secretary of War. Berry hoped to get a draft deferment for one of her teachers, S.H. Cook, but as Colonel Johnson replied, there is no way to give Mr. Cook an exemption.


McAddo responds to Martha Berry's request for one of her teachers receive a draft exemption. Unfortunately, it cannot be done, as McAdoo has addressed the problem with the Secretary of War.


Klingelhafer writes to Keown requesting information about the Berry School for a talk to the local Daughters of the America Revolution chapter. He also wishes to write an article about Berry in the future.


Meacham would like to help pay for a young girl to attend the Berry Schools, and asks to be provided with information about the particular student her contribution is used to help. Meacham is visiting her daughter Edith and her husband Reuben Hitchcock, who is stationed in Portland with the Signal Corps. Meacham also inquires whether or not Berry has any homespun linen available.

Berry writes to Mr. Cook to ask if he may get a furlough in order to return to the Berry School, because of a shortage of teachers. Berry says that both she and the boys at the school miss Mr. Cook very much.


Berry acknowledges the donations of war stamps and four dollars from her students. This note relates to the letter from Audrey Henderson.


Alice Wingo wishes to inquire more about the Berry School, especially about her possible position and salary. She includes a list of acquaintances and former students who Martha Berry could contact as references.

Meacham writes to Berry because he and his wife would like to send the school their copy of the Americana Universal Reference Library. Meacham asks if the school already has it, and if not, may they send the books.

J.L. Campbell asks Martha Berry if her name may be used in a newspaper appeal to Georgia voters which asks them to vote to ratify a state constitutional amendment to exempt educational endowments from taxation.

Alice Wingo writes about the living arragements she and her mother may use while while staying at Berry. She would not mind doing light housekeeping in addition to teaching at the school.

Martha Berry writes to Meacham in order to thank him for creating a scholarship in honor of his son. The scholarship will help a deserving boy at the school and will be a living memorial to Robert Meacham.

President Wilson writes to the Secretary of the Interior, Franklin K. Lane, about the status of education during the war. Wilson is glad that schools are still open and students are continuing to attend, but he hopes efforts can be made to raise money to help schools stay open.


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