Document Twelve: Mary Garrett Hay to Maud Wood Park, New York, New York, 13 March 1919, Woman's Rights Collection, Mary Garrett Hay Series, Schlesinger Library, Radcliffe College (Women's Studies Manuscript Collections microfilm, reel 1, frame 464).
In this letter to Maud Wood Park, Mary Garrett Hay spoke again about her reliance on the New York Congressional delegation.
New York City, N.Y.
March 13th, 1919
Mrs. Maude Wood Park,
1626 Rhode Island Avenue
Dear Mrs. Park,
I cannot tell you how often you have been in my mind in the past week or two.
I did not bother you with what I was doing at this end of the line to try and see that we had the right kind of Floor Leader, Chairman of Committees, etc., in Congress.
I kept in very close touch on the telephone and telegraph wire with New York Congressmen and they reported to me, really twice a day what was going on, as far as Speaker, Floor Leader and Suffrage Committee was concerned. I can do more in the House than in the Senate, and I have asked Mr. Hays on the long distance telephone to try and see that things are perfectly straight for our Cause there.
Things will be all right, I believe, but I have made up my mind not to trust either Democrats or Republicans, until the Suffrage Amendment is passed; however, I do not say this to the men only to you, and I shall keep my eyes and ears open and busy, and on the job all I possibly can.
You have had hard work, I wish I could have helped you more. I did not bother you writing and telling what I was doing, for I thought it was useless and would only give you an extra letter to read.
I am looking forward to seeing you in St. Louis, and hope I will not see a too much worn out girl.
With appreciation for all you do, and with much love, I am MGH/S Sincerely,
[Mary G. Hay]