Author: Laura Clay
Title: Letter to Mrs. [Elizabeth Dunster Gibson] H.G. Foster, Secretary of Fayette Equal Rights Association, Lexington, Ky.
Publisher: Fayette Equal Rights Association records, 1917-1920, 49m30, University of Kentucky Special Collections Research Center, Lexington, Ky. [Image of the letter available via ExploreUK.]
189 N. Mill Street, Lexington, Ky.
June 5th, 1919.
Secretary of Fayette Equal Rights Association,
My dear Mrs.Foster,
I am withdrawing from the Kentucky Equal Rights association; and that entails my resignation of the presidency of the Fayette Equal Rights Association. Will you kindly convey this resignation to the other officers and members of the Fayette E.R.A., with the expression of my appreciation of the honor they conferred upon me in electing me to the office?
By the passage through Congress of the Anthony suffrage amendment and the declared policy of the Executive Boards of the National American Woman Suffrage Association and the Kentucky Equal Rights Association in favor of the ratification of the Anthony Amendment there is no longer any consistency for a firm believer in State rights, as I am, in remaining in these Associations, even though there has been no change in their constitutions to which I subscribed.
I am very sincerely yours,
[signature of Laura Clay]