Letter to Sir Richard Squires in the handwriting of M. Macpherson, 1920.
Suffrage supporters asking for government support for enfranchisement of women.
Courtesy of the Centre for Newfoundland Studies Archives (Collection MF-137), Memorial University of Newfoundland Library, St. John's, Newfoundland.

The text of the letter reads:

To the Hon. R. A. Squires K.C.
Prime Minister of Newfoundland

Sir -

The promoters of the Woman's Sufferage movement beg to draw the attention of the Premier to the incomprehensible attitude of the government towards the question of the enfranchisement of women, as evidenced in the failure of the two Government members to table the Bill after having pledged themselves to do so.

The women interested would infinitely prefer that the Bill should be made a Government measure during the present session of the House; but they are determined that it shall be presented this year and if the Government does not see its way to meeting their views in this respect, the Women's Party will see that it is presented by a member of the opposition on Friday June 4th.

St. John's
June 2nd 1920

A.N. Gosling
M. Macpherson
Janet Ayre
Mary Kennedy
Fannie McNeil
M. Rennie
Agnes M. Ayre
Helen M. Baird
Anna M. Mitchell
Adeline E. Bowring

Letter dated June 1921