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Sutherland to the Labor Leader
1917 February 7
Advises he has no record authorizing an insertion in his paper. Wants copy of authorization if it exists.

Ladwig, Dr. O.W. to Sutherland
1910 November 1
Outlook for Republican victory in area is fair. Wants to know voting status of local man not registered.

Ladwig, Dr. O.W. to Sutherland
1910 -----
Would like copies of proceedings of Legislature. Hope the few Republicans will not be completely powerless.

Sutherland to Dr. O.W. Ladwig
1910 November 11
Informs that entire Republican ticket lost in Harrison County. Thinks party has made wreck of itself, but election results will prove beneficial to it in future.

Sutherland to Dr. O.W. Ladwig
1910 December 10
Will send copies of Senate proceedings if Democratic friends do not "hog" the whole business.

Ladwig, Dr. O.W. to Sutherland
1913 May 10
Wants legal opinion regarding investment in oil and gas lease.

Sutherland to Dr. O.W. Ladwig
1913 May 13
Expresses his opinion of management of oil properties as mentioned in Ladwig's inquiry. Will not advise him on investment.

Laing, T.K. to Sutherland
1916 January 4
Discusses Virginia property their company has for sale. Wants name of prospective buyer-will pay for efforts.

Laing, T.K. to Sutherland
1916 December 20
Congratulates him on senate win. Wonders if he has knowledge of party interested in buying large Virginia tract.

Sutherland to T.K. Laing
1916 December 23
Glad to continue sending Congressional copies. Will take matter up with him regarding land boundary at a later date.

Sutherland to T.K. Laing
1917 January 9
Due to busy sessions and Chilton contest proceedings, will not be able to undertake anything in regard to his iron ore property. Suggest bringing data on same if he should come to Washington.

Lakin, James S. to Sutherland
1910 April 11
Informs that Children's Home will be located in city of Elkins. It was approved by Governor of State Board of Control with restrictions. Dr. Roller will advise him about restrictions and what ought to be done.

Sutherland to J.S. Lakin
1910 April 15
Thinks state officials driving hard bargain in reference to location and condition of Children's Home.

Lakin, J.S. to Sutherland
1910 April 18
Governor of State Board of Control does not wish to drive a hard bargain. They want to be certain ample water and sewerage can be provided since water has been such a problem with most State Institutions.

Sutherland to J.S. Lakin
1910 April 20
Thinks all matters can be taken care of in regard to Children's Home. Encloses a copy of Dr. Roller's letter.

Sutherland to J.S. Lakin
1910 April 27
Informs that Elkins City Council decided to meet conditions named in Dr. Roller's letter. Condition that building be within city limits can not be complied with at the present but council agreed to take matter to next legislative session. Trust all obstacles have been removed in regard to starting construction.

Sutherland to J.S. Lakin
1910 May 7
Wants to know if action taken by Elkins City Council satisfactory in regards to Children's Home. Captain Cobb sent Roller a copy of ordinance passed by town council.

Sutherland to J.S. Lakin
1910 August 26
Understands some insurance coverage of state property is about to expire. Would like to act as insurance agent for any such sites. Wants to know present situation regarding Fiedler Case. Wants him to act on matter so they will stop pestering him about matter.

Lakin, J.S. to Sutherland
1910 September 6
Informs that Mrs. Fielder's daughter will be admitted to Weston Hospital.

Sutherland to J.S. Lakin
1910 September 20
Thanks him for disposition on Fiedler Case, insurance on Board of Control Buildings. Will forward insurance policy at once.

Sutherland to J.S. Lakin
1911 November 11
Advises him to protect interests regarding Hinkle addition that will be sold.

Lakin, J.S. to Sutherland
1911 November 13
Will act upon his advice immediately. Requests a copy of newspaper.

Sutherland to J.S. Lakin
1911 November 16
Tygart Valley News list of land delinquent for taxes being mailed.

Lakin, J.S. to Sutherland
1912 February 28
Wants his photograph for collection.

Sutherland to J.S. Lakin
1912 March 22
Will send photograph as soon as they are finished.

Lakin, J.S. to Sutherland
1912 April 2
Believes Sutherland has good chance for nomination for Congressman-at-Large. Suggests he write to leaders throughout West Virginia on matter.

Sutherland to J.S. Lakin
1912 April 5
State sentiment expressed to him, shows majority of people want another candidate for Congressman-at- Large. Encloses requested photograph.

Sutherland to J.S. Lakin
1912 August 8
too faint to read

Lakin, J.S. to Sutherland
1912 August 13
Busy getting his state work in shape so that he can put up the best fight in upcoming campaign. Wants to keep posted on political situation.

Sutherland to J.S. Lakin
1912 August 20
Wants to know what Governor Dawson and others opinion is in regard to state and congressional candidates being placed on Progressive party ticket. Discusses rational political situation. Thinks meeting should be arranged.

Lakin, J.S. to Sutherland
1912 August 22
Reports third party state committee have decided to endorse Republican Congressional and State candidates. Thinks they should wait until endorsement is made public before they organize a committee.

Sutherland to J.S. Lakin
1912 September 16
Seeks advice of he and his committee.

Lakin, J.S. to Sutherland
1912 December 2
Offers his congratulations on win.

Lakin, J.S. to Sutherland
1912 December 2
Has advised brother to recover any tracts in his name or Parley Dewberry that is worth redemption.

Sutherland to J.S. Lakin
1912 December 6
Discusses his views on the job of a Congressman. Fully appreciates Lakin's service to party and to him.

Sutherland to J.S. Lakin
1912 December 14
Will soon be making appointments to West Point. Should his own son be appointed?

Lakin, J.S. to Sutherland
1912 December 20
Sees no wrong in appointing his own son to academy. Suggest exchanging appointments with Congressman Brown. Offers to contact Congressman Brown on matter. Sutherland to C.M. LaMarch
1912 November 23
Thanks him for list and good wishes.

Sutherland to J.H. Landis
1913 January 4
Informs that majority of tracts under his control are large while small ones are picked over. Wants to know what size tract and investment he is interested in.

Landis, J.H. to Sutherland
1913 January 27
Wants to purchase 300 - 500 acres of timber tract in central or norther West Virginia. Interested in a $10,000 - $20,000 investment.

Sutherland to J.H. Landis
1913 February 8
Has no tracts such as he described for sale.

Landon, F.P. to Sutherland
1915 May 1
Wants to enter business again. Inquires of drugstore for sale in Elkins.

Sutherland, to F.P. Landon
1915 May 10
Replies the Elkins drugstore was purchase and doing excellent business.

Sutherland to F.P. Landon
1915 May 25
Is certain drugstore not for sale. Will advise him if other business opportunities arise.

Sutherland to F.P. Landon
1915 July 21
Informs him that owners of two local drugstores may consider selling partial or all interest in their stores.

Landon, F.P. to Sutherland
1915 September 23
Will look over Elkins drugstore proposition as soon as business slows down in Gary.

Landon, F.P. to Sutherland
1916 February 29
Please to learn of Sutherland's decision to run for Senatorial Office. Offers his support. Still looking into business proposition.

Sutherland to F.P. Landon
1916 March 9
Glad to receive his letter. Hopes he gets located in West Virginia. Will appreciate his services in the political race.

Lanham, C.C. to Sutherland
1910 November --
Requests his aid in securing job in Senate.

Sutherland to C.C. Lanham
1910 November 22
Informs that matter regarding Senate positions unsettled as what party will control them.

Lanham, H.H. to Sutherland
1912 October 28
Advises him to make personal visits in Marion County prior to election. Ask if he wants Lanham to work the election.

Sutherland to H.H. Lanham
1912 November 16
Expresses appreciation to him and other Marion County supporters.

Lanham, H.H. to Sutherland
1914 March 7
Wants to know if he has specific size timber tracts - has interested investors. Request his aid in restoring Fairmont roads.

Sutherland's Secretary to H.H. Lanham
1914 March 9
Sutherland is away from Washington. Will bring his attention to Lanham's letter upon his return.

Sutherland to H.H. Lanham
1914 March 14
Has no suitable timber tracts. Will be glad to cooperate with Goff and Neiley on road restoration.

Lanman Engraving Co. to Sutherland
1915 January 20
Company has bill against him. Request check at once.

Sutherland to N.L. Lansbury Co.
1913 January 28
Discusses type of house he will be interested in renting or leasing.

Lantz, E.M. to Sutherland
1915 January 23
Encloses his dividend check. Discusses bank growth and request he and other stockholders bring in new business to ensure a profitable year.

Sutherland to E.M. Lantz
1915 January 27
Received check. Glad bank continuing to grow.

Lantz, L.C. to Sutherland
1914 November 16
Request he pay membership dues.

Sutherland to L.C. Lantz
1914 November 17
Informs that he is already a member of D.O.K.K. Was told it would help if he signed Terra Alta petition. Wants to be advised on the matter.

Lantz, L.C. to Sutherland
1914 November 23
Appreciates his interest in the matter.

Sutherland to L.C. Lantz
1914 November 23
Knows he will be pleased to be initiated into the "Dokies." May transfer his own membership to Terra Alta Lodge.

Latham, George R. to Sutherland
1910 October 7
Request he support all measures to help eradicate tuberculosis.

Sutherland to George R. Latham
1910 October 8
Will do what he can on tuberculosis problem.

Latham, George R. to Sutherland
1912 April 1
Upshur County Republicans would like to have Sutherland back in State Senate.

Laughlin, George A. to Sutherland
1912 October 3
Wants to know if he can attend Republican Club meeting.

Sutherland to George A. Laughlin
1912 October 7
Unable to attend meeting. Plan to campaign in Laughlin's district: Brooke, Hancock, and Ohio counties.

Sutherland to George A. Laughlin
1912 November 8
Thanks him for telegram. Hopes official count proves Laughlin a winner.

Laurel River Lumber Company to Sutherland
1912 October 26
Acknowledges recent letter. Advises that mill must be looked over. Check for Glady Fork is in the mail.

Laurel River Lumber Company to Sutherland
1915 July 3
Seeks answer soon regarding timber tract they would like to purchase.

[Laurel River Lumber Company]
Babb, J.H. to Sutherland
1915 July 6
Will arrange in a few weeks to show upper tract of land. Hopes to sell both pieces at once for simple fee.

[Laurel River Lumber Company]
Babb, J.H. to Sutherland
1915 July 20
Will begin cutting timber in a few days. Need answer soon to prevent unnecessary work.

Sutherland to Laurel River Lumber Company
1915 July 22
Wants to arrange meeting with Mr. Ballah to look over two timber tracts.

Sutherland to Laurel River Lumber Co.
1915 November 3
Wants to close up deal concerning his two lumber tracts.

Sutherland to Edna LaValley
1916 May 19
Appreciates invitation but unable to attend meeting.

Sutherland to J.B. Law & Co.
1914 September 25
Recommends James Elder as book dealer for his company.

Sutherland to J.E. Law
1912 May 24
Thanks him for support.

Sutherland to Newton Law
1912 March 6
Seeks advise on becoming candidate for Congressman- at-large.

Law, Newton to Sutherland
1912 March 21
Can not say how people feel about two candidates running. Will support him.

Sutherland to Newton Law
1912 April 3
Glad he will seek re-nomination. Appreciates his support should be become candidate for Congressman- at-large. Would prefer going back to State Senate.

Sutherland to Hugh Lawlis
1912 May 23
Appreciates his support. Discusses his views regarding being a candidate.

Lawson, J.H. to Sutherland
1911 September 2
Wants him to write recommendation letter on his behalf.

Sutherland to J.H. Lawson
1911 September 7
Will be glad to write Marshall Doyle recommending Lawson for the position.

Sutherland to J.H. Lawson
1911 September 16
Encloses letter from Doyle regarding job vacancies. Has urged Doyle to contact him when opening occurs.

Sutherland to J.H. Lawson
1912 April 19
Encloses resolutions he can offer and have passed by convention. May run for House of Delegates.

Sutherland to John R. Lawson
1915 June 16
Shocked at the verdict in his case. Thinks his attorneys and friends should find a way to reverse the unfair decision.

[Laymen's Missionary Movement]
Stockton, Rear Admiral C.H. to Sutherland
1916 April 20
Invites him to become member of National Missionary Congress.

[Laymen's Missionary Movement]
Sutherland to Rear Admiral C.H. Stockton
1916 April 21
Unable to attend meeting of Laymen's Missionary Movement.

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Landsittel, L.H. to Sutherland
1912 May 10
Encloses several personal lists he may find useful. Sending lists under hand of confidence. Mentions Mr. Reed.

Sutherland to L.H. Landsittel
1912 May 14
Thanks him for sending lists which he will make possible use of. Will hold matter in strictest confidence.

Landsittel, L.H. to Sutherland
1912 November 6
Extends congratulations on election win.

Sutherland to L.H. Landsittel
1912 November 13
Remembers that conversation prior to primary campaign and appreciates his effort then and since. Offers his service.

Landsittel, L.H. to Sutherland
1914 February 9
Reveals that motion passed to advance redistricting bill to second reading. The only opposition that can be found against is from the Speaker of the House. Believes the Speaker is striving for personal gain.

Sutherland to L.H. Landsittel
1914 December 17
Appreciates map and scheme. Discusses state re-districting and his possible candidacy. Mentions political qualities of Governor White.

Sutherland to L.H. Landsittel
1914 December 21
Discusses his term of service and family obligations.

Landsittel, L.H. to Sutherland
1914 December 22
Advises Auditor Darst is going to be a candidate for governor. Thinks state will get primary law. Feels that E.L. Long is waiting for Auditor's position to become open.

Sutherland to L.H. Landsittel
1915 January 12
Wants to be kept informed on re-districting matter. He and several others will be in Charleston when matter is actively taken up.

Landsittel, L.H. to Sutherland
1915 January 13
Discusses latest move relative to obtaining a re-districting bill. Senator Hawely plans to put his re-districting ideas on paper and he (Landsittel) will work out details on same.

Landsittel, L.H. to Sutherland
1915 January 14
Discussed his re-districting plan with three-fourths of State Senators and most favor plan. Senator Hawley is opposed but has little power to stop the plan.

Landsittel, L.H. to Sutherland
1915 January 15
Discusses situation in regards to redistricting bill. Glad that plan to create one Democratic Congressional District is weak. Feels the interests of the party, and not one individual, should be paramount.

Sutherland to L.H. Landsittel
1915 January 15
Expresses his opinion on redistricting up before legislature.

Landsittel, L.H. to Sutherland
1915 January 26
Favors Landsittel's plan for a joint committee. Expresses his views on re-districting.

Sutherland to L.H. Landsittel
1915 January 27
Glad his re-districting plan was met with favor. Has confidence in Redistricting Committee and Legislature on matter - does not intend to interfere.

Landsittel, L.H. to Sutherland
1915 February 6
Reports both Senate and House Committees have agreed to report out his plan. Brown of Marshall County voted against it. The bill will go to a caucus next week and will advance from there.

Sutherland to L.H. Landsittel
1915 February 8
Requests copies of bill. Wants to know if there is any truth to report that so much of the opposition to the bill will prevent its passage.

Sutherland to L.H. Landsittel
1915 February 10
Glad agreement will be reached on redistricting. Feels Legislature will do what is best for the party. Urges best distribution be made of Republican majority throughout six new districts.

Landsittel, L.H. to Sutherland
1915 February 11
Reports that the redistricting bill just passed the Senate and reported to the House. Urges him to wire his friends to be on guard that Randolph County may be out of the Second District.

Sutherland to L.H. Landsittel
1915 February 12
Finds it hard to believe House of Delegates would allow certain parties to "butcher - up" redistricting bill. Thinks Legislature should act to best of interest of party throughout the state.

Landsittel, L.H. to Sutherland
1915 February 13
Lengthy discussion on actions in House and Senate concerning re-districting bill.

Sutherland to L.H. Landsittel
1915 February 17
Does not want his letter published. Favors making Republican districts. Thinks Republicans in Legislature will do what is best.

Landsittel, L.H. to Sutherland
1915 February 18
Reports that redistricting bill was tabled. Feels the party has made a mistake.

Sutherland to L.H. Landsittel
1915 February 20
Discusses the defeat of Redistricting Bill. Recognizes work Landsittel did in connection with the matter.

Landsittel, L.H. to Sutherland
1915 February 23
Discusses the situation in regards to action taken on redistricting bill.

Sutherland to L.H. Landsittel
1915 February 25
Has noticed the Re-Districting Bill has passed. Congratulates him on results of his efforts. Hopes his sister's health improves.

Landsittel, L.H. to Sutherland
1915 March 3
Assumes he is aware that West Virginia Senate Bill No. 8 became law without Governor's signature. Thinks Sutherland will win if he runs for office.

Sutherland to L.H. Landsittel
1915 March 5
Hopes redistricting law will prove satisfactory. Plans to leave Washington for home in Elkins. Landsittel, L.H. to Sutherland
1915 June 17
Encloses Charleston Gazette newspaper clipping regarding Sutherland's candidacy.

Sutherland to L.H. Landsittel
1915 June 18
Wants him to inform Charleston Gazette that he has not announced his candidacy for any office. Will appreciate his views on political situation.

Landsittel, L.H. to Sutherland
1915 June 21
Expresses his views on political situation. Informs that he must support friend of Governor White should he become a Senatorial candidate.

Sutherland to L.H. Landsittel
1915 June 25
Discusses comments made in previous letter and area newspapers. Has not decided which race to enter.

Landsittel, L.H. to Sutherland
1915 June 28
Compliments Sutherland for his high rank in the Republican party. Discusses attitude of Governor White.

Sutherland to L.H. Landsittel
1915 June 29
Informs that remark he made in previous letter has no reference to Governor White or Landsittel.

Landsittel, L.H. to Sutherland
1915 July 31
Lengthy discussion his latest findings on gubernatorial situation.

Sutherland to L.H. Landsittel
1915 August 2
Lengthy discussions on his and others possible candidacy. Mentions Gazette article which was without foundations.

Sutherland to L.H. Landsittel
1915 August 3
Discusses his latest reports concerning political sentiment of state voters. Many favor Sutherland.

Landsittel, L.H. to Sutherland
1915 August 13
Expresses his views on past and future political contests.

Sutherland to L.H. Landsittel
1915 August 14
Thinks he should be given credit for better judgement than what Landsittel suggested concerning opponents.

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Sutherland's Secretary to League to Enforce Peace
1916 April 4
Informs that Sutherland will attend meeting.

Leatherman, W.W. to Sutherland
1913 February 8
Offers large Tucker County tract for sale.

Sutherland to W.W. Leatherman
1913 February 11
Doubts if he will have opportunity to handle his Tucker County property since being elected to office. Suggests contacting Mr. Meyer at Davis on matter.

[Arthur Lee]
Henidekoper, R.S. to Arthur Lee
1913 May 2
His letter proposing Sutherland for Metropolitan Club membership received.

Sutherland to Arthur Lee
1913 May 6
Acknowledges enclosure. Accepts invitation to luncheon.

Sutherland to Arthur Lee
1913 September 25
Thanks him for notice from Secretary of the Chevy Chase Club. Sorry he missed him on recent visit.

Sutherland to Arthur Lee
1914 June 13
Thanks him for aiding in securing summer privileges at the Chevy Chase Club.

Sutherland to Arthur Lee
1916 April 17
Wants to know if he received the maple syrup.

Sutherland to Senator F.C. Leftwich
1912 May --
Wants his advise on becoming a candidate for Congressman-at-Large.

Leftwich, F.C. to Sutherland
1912 March 14
Unable to offer advice on entering race since he is not in touch with conditions in state.

Sutherland to F.C. Leftwich
1912 March 19
Will contact once he makes decision regarding becoming a candidate.

Legg, Frank A. to Sutherland
1913 August 23
Encloses a bulletin of the houses that are for rent.

Leibel, Paul Inc. to Sutherland
1914 November 4
Encloses copy of previous letter. Urgently in need of money and will appreciate an immediate settlement.

Lemaster, A.J. to Sutherland
1916 May 4
Invites him to deliver church address.

Lemaster, A.J. to Sutherland
1916 May 10
Repeats invitation to make church address.

Sutherland to Dr. A.J. Lemaster
1916 May 16
Regrets he cannot delivery address at the Bethany Presbyterian Church.

Leneave, W.A. to Sutherland
1913 May 3
Have clients wanting to purchase huge coal tracts - wonders if he can submit same.

Sutherland to W.A. Leneave
1913 May 5
Informs he requires convincing data regarding financial ability of purchase in order to determine if it would be worth the effort for him to make offer.

Leps, J.E. to Sutherland
1912 November 25
Have rush request for timber - can he supply a source?

Sutherland to J.E. Leps
1913 January 16
Just found his letter concerning timber. May be able to locate amount if there is still a need.

Leps, J.E. to Sutherland
1913 September 19
Wants to know if he could sell Leps shares in orchard.

Sutherland to J.E. Leps
1913 September 20
Doubts if he could dispose of such a small share in the Twigg Orchard. Has buyer for a good orchard.

Sutherland to J.E. Leps
1913 December 13
Will contact him if he finds anyone interested in orchard.

Sutherland to J.E. Leps
1914 August 13
Discusses prices and inventory of property for sale. Needs updated information on same.

Sutherland to J.E. Leps
1914 August 20
Received information on property. If he gets buyer, will try to secure any necessary modification of price and terms.

LeSage F.I. to Sutherland
1915 August 13
Offers his opinion regarding political attitude in area and Sutherland's chances of political success.

Sutherland to F.I. LeSage
1915 August 14
Expresses his views regarding qualities of Robinson as a candidate for Governor.

Leupp, Constance D. to Mrs. Sutherland
1914 December 5
Invites her and Mr. Sutherland to a meeting of the National Consumers League.

Sutherland to Miss C.D. Leupp
1914 December 9
Informs that Mrs. Sutherland will not be in Washington this winter.

[Lewis County Bank]
Sutherland to J.S. Vandervort
1915 November 9
Requests status of bill in chancery brought against John A. Chittum regarding the Yates lease.

[Lewis County Bank]
Vandervort, J.S. to Sutherland
1915 November 9
Explains that the suit was brought so that the property could be sold.

[Lewis County Bank]
Sutherland to J.S. Vandervort
1915 November 16
He and Mr. Robb prefer not to cut down the note at the present. However, will do what is required by the bank.

[Lewis County Bank]
Vandervort, J.S. to Sutherland
1915 November 18
A meeting of the board resulted in the insistence that note be reduced.

[Lewis County Bank]
Sutherland to J.S. Vandervort
1915 November 19
Will make reduction in the note today.

[Lewis County Bank]
Sutherland to J.S. Vandervort
1915 November 26
Encloses checks from he and Mr. Robb covering five hundred dollars of the note.

Lewis Historical Publishing Company to Sutherland
1913 February 20
Informs that he forgot to forward data for publication. Replies to his reMarchk concerning book, History of West Virginia.

Lewis Historical Publishing Company to Sutherland
1913 November 26
Mailed copy of the History of West Virginia, but has yet received payment for same.

Sutherland to Lewis Historical Publishing Company
1913 November 28
Does not recall signing a contract to buy book. Requests a copy.

Sutherland to Andrew D. Lewis
1911 April 1
Understands he has resigned as Czar postmaster. Wants to know who should succeed him and if George C. Smith would be acceptable choice.

Lewis, Andrew, D.
1911 April 8
Replies to his inquiry concerning postmaster position.

Sutherland to B.M. Lewis
1912 May 16
Thanks him for list. Plans to visit his area before the primary. Lewis, E.M. to Sutherland
1912 August 18
Has taken for granted Sutherland would run for office. Invites him to Moundsville for campaign meeting.

Sutherland to E.M. Lewis
1912 August 20
Requests his advice on actions he should take since party has split. Hopes he can speak in Marshall County.

Lewis, E.M. to Sutherland
1912 August 23
Advises him to have his name placed on Progressive ticket. Discusses political situation regarding Republican ticket.

Lewis, E.M. to Sutherland
1912 October 6
Wants him to make address dealing with protective tariff and Virginia debt question.

Sutherland to E.M. Lewis
1912 October 7
Will try to get in Marshall County for talk. Opened his campaign in Charleston.

Sutherland to E.M. Lewis
1912 November 11
Appreciates Lewis' efforts and offers his service.

Lewis, E.M. to Sutherland
1912 November 17
Expresses his views on national political scene. Would like his son appointed page for House of Representatives. Mentions division of local Democrats.

Sutherland to E.M. Lewis
1915 November 19
Will be glad to help his boy if he is able to appoint a page for Congress. Finds the local division in the Democrats interesting.

Lewis, E.M. to Sutherland
1915 May 14
Lengthy discussion of local and national political situation. Appreciates information regarding Agricultural Department.

Sutherland to E.M. Lewis
1915 May 19
Discusses his political views and sentiments of various parties throughout West Virginia.

Lewis, E.M. to Sutherland
1915 June 3
Advises him to write a letter to Mr. John P. James regarding his views on the political situation in his vicinity.

Sutherland to E.M. Lewis
1915 June 5
Has many thanks for letter. Has written to Mr. James as advised.

Lewis, E.M. to Sutherland
1913 June 10
Discusses observations he made over political field in Marshall County.

Lewis, E.M. to Sutherland
1915 June 12
Encloses list of Moundsville men he should contact for their opinions on next year's political outlook.

Sutherland to E.M. Lewis
1915 June 12
Wants sentiment of working people in his locality. Appreciates his findings.

Lewis, E.M. to Sutherland
1915 June 15
Discusses sentiment of local working class.

Sutherland to E.M. Lewis
1915 August 25
Wants his opinion regarding the strength of Hatfield and White in Marshall County. Also, how he would stand as a Senatorial candidate.

Lewis, E.M. to Sutherland
1915 August 29
Discusses the Marshall County political situation and Sutherland's chances as senatorial candidate.

Sutherland to E.M. Lewis
1915 September 1
Informs that he is taking his time before making a decision. Appreciates his opinions and views.

Lewis, E.M. to Sutherland
1915 September 19
Advises him to contact Frank Howard regarding his candidacy. Howard bitterly opposes Hatfield. Thinks he should attend Moundsville's Homecoming this fall.

Sutherland to E.M. Lewis
1915 September 20
Informs him Intelligencer announcement was without authorization. Wants his opinion of party's sentiment of Sutherland.

Lewis, E.M. to Sutherland
1916 February 10
Offers his views on political situation. Discusses his daughters and their qualifications.

Sutherland to E.M. Lewis
1916 February 14
Appreciates his views. Proud of his daughter and glad he also has competent daughters.

Lewis, E.W. to Sutherland
1912 February 2
Replies to his inquiry concerning political sentiment of the citizens in his area.

Lewis, H.H. to Sutherland
1912 February 8
None of old veterans will vote for Taft because he was cause of defeat of pension bill and holding up of Sherwood Bill.

Lewis, J. Wilson to Sutherland
1912 October 17
Informs that he will open headquarters at Berkeley Springs. Can send mail to his home if necessary.

Lewis, Maude to Sutherland
1915 July 1
Wants him to subscribe to Charleston newspaper to aid her in winning contest. [announcement follows]

Sutherland to Maude Lewis
1915 August 5
Declines her offer to subscribe to Charleston newspaper. Regrets death of her father - Virgil Lewis.

Lewis, Telford to Sutherland
1915 November 18
Wants particulars on mine advertised in Coal Trade Journal.

Sutherland to Telford Lewis
1915 November 19
Gives details of the T.B. Lewis mine for sale.

Sutherland to Mrs. Virgil A. Lewis
1913 March 24
Encloses $1.00 check for copy of Battle of Point Pleasant.

Sutherland to Mrs. Virgil A. Lewis
1913 April 5
Regrets stenographer sent his letter and check to wrong town.

Lewis, W.J. & Co. to Sutherland
1913 July 29
Understands he is about to develop large tracts of coal land. Lewis has geological engineers who are experts in the field.

Sutherland to W.J. Lewis
1913 July 31
Advises he does not plan to develop coal property at present.

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Lichtenstien, J.H. to Sutherland
1914 November 7
Shapiro Brothers have applied for insurance. Wants information concerning their past record.

Sutherland to J.H. Lichtenstien
1914 November 10
Informs that his relations with Shapiro Brothers were very satisfactory and worthy of confidence.

Liggett, A.E. to Sutherland
1913 October 23
Wants to buy property opposite Huttonsville station if they can agree on price.

Sutherland to A.E. Ligget
1913 October 25
Offers price of $3500.00 for the property. It includes the field on the east side of the railroad, as well as all its property on the west side.

Ligget, A.E. to Sutherland
1913 October 31
Wants to know least he would take for property.

Sutherland to A.E. Ligget
1913 November 1
Company does not want to sell field east of railroad separately. Suggest he make offer of $3,000.

Ligget, A.E. to Sutherland
1913 November 3
Offers $3,000 for land.

Sutherland to A.E. Ligget
1913 November 15
Is discussing with company his offer regarding land. Suggest he increase his offer.

Sutherland to A.E. Ligget
1913 November 26
Discusses the financial arrangements concerning property he wants to buy.

Ligget, A.E. to Sutherland
1913 November 28
Accepts their proposition. Requests deed and will forward check and notes.

Sutherland to A.E. Ligget
1913 December 1
Will prepare deed for execution and send duplicate.

Sutherland to A.E. Ligget
1913 December 6
Encloses copy of a deed for his inspection.

Ligget, A.E. to Sutherland
1913 December 10
Encloses check and notes. Wants deed.

Sutherland to A.E. Ligget
1913 December 13
Will send deed soon. Received check and notes.

Sutherland to A.E. Ligget
1913 December 20
Encloses deed.

Ligget, A.E. to Sutherland
1913 December 31
Wants release on lien on west side lots.

Ligget, A.E. to Sutherland
1914 January 5
Suggests sending money to him or Hendley. Will prepare release upon receipt of money.

Sutherland to A.E. Ligget
1914 January 12
Received check. Will send release soon.

Secretary's Secretary to A.E. Ligget
1914 February 21
Informs that Sutherland is out of town investigating Colorado strike conditions. Will forward his letter.

Liller, J.C. to Sutherland
1912 March 10
Until he talks with him, wants him to remain a silent partner regarding his candidacy.

Sutherland to J.C. Liller
1912 March 12
Will inform him when he decides which office to seek. Offers his services.

Liller, J.C. to Sutherland
1912 March 25
States that Sutherland should enter race for Congressman - at - Large. Offers several supporting reasons. Discusses his views on state political situation.

Sutherland to J.C. Liller
1912 April 3
Discusses sentiment of people and his possible candidacy. Feels shortness of time would be disadvantage in Congressman-at-Large race.

Sutherland to J.C. Liller
1912 December 2
Extends congratulations on election win.

Liller, J.C. to Sutherland
1915 October 3
He should let it be known he is senatorial candidate for nomination. Offers Mineral County support.

Sutherland to J.C. Liller
1915 October 8
Will make decision within next few weeks regarding his candidacy. Sentiment in state is strong on his behalf.

Lilly, A.A. to Sutherland
1911 December 18
Seeks his support for nomination for attorney general.

Sutherland to A.A. Lilly
1911 December 23
Thinks he is qualified for position. Too early to pledge his support for a candidate. Inquires about the effect that Hatfield's announcement will have on his bid for attorney general.

Lilly, A.A. to Sutherland
1911 December 28
Does not think Hatfield's announcement will affect his candidacy. Hopes he and friends will offer support.

Sutherland to Lilly, A.A.
1912 February 1
Doesn't think his geographical location detrimental to his nomination. Hopes he will be nominated.

Lilly, A.A. to Sutherland
1912 June 6
Extends congratulations. [telegram]

Sutherland to A.A. Lilly
1912 December 2
Congratulates him on win. Wants a tabulation of votes he received in Raleigh County. Inquires as to why the votes he received were two hundred shy of those other Republicans received. Wonders if there is problem in Raleigh County that he is unaware of.

Sutherland to A.A. Lilly
1912 December 6
Glad he found error in his notes regarding the tabulation of votes in Raleigh County. Wants certified correction sent to Secretary of State and himself.

Lilly, A.A. to Sutherland
1915 August 9
Wants to discuss some political matters with him and hopes conference may materially benefit all concerned. Has considered running for nomination for governor.

Sutherland to A.A. Lilly
1915 August 12
Would be glad to discuss political matters with him. Is inclined to think he (Sutherland) can be nominated even if Hatfield and White run. Requests views on the same.

Lilly, A.A. to Sutherland
1915 August 30
Explains the delay in a response was caused by his quiet travels over the state. Expresses his views on state political sentiment. Still wants to discuss matters with him in person.

Sutherland to A.A. Lilly
1915 September 1
Glad he is coming to Charleston, hopes to discuss matter with him.

Lilly, A.A. to Sutherland
1915 September 11
Advises him not to commit himself politically until discussing matters with him.

Sutherland to A.A. Lilly
1915 September 13
Discusses state sentiment regarding White and Hatfield candidacy. Thinks he could win over both. Wants his opinion of state political scene.

Lilly, A.A. to Sutherland
1915 September 15
Sorry he could not meet with he and George at Elkins. Feels they have similar views on political situation, and wants to discuss same. Suggests that he visit Huntington on the 21st - 23rd.

Sutherland to A.A. Lilly
1915 September 16
Informs that Governor Hatfield's friends have attempted to get him interested in other fields. Uncertain if he can come to Huntington as suggested.

Lilly, A.A. to Sutherland
1915 October 22
Encloses $2.00 check in payment of money he borrowed.

Sutherland to A.A. Lilly
1915 October 23
Acknowledges check. Thinks he is the "honestest" man he knows.

A.A. Lilly
1915 December 21
Copy of Lilly's campaign announcement and platform.

[A.A. Lilly]
Hughes, J.A. to Sutherland
1916 January 4
Requests a mailing list be sent to Lilly's headquarters. Will return the lists as soon as possible.

[A.A. Lilly]
Sutherland to J.A. Hughes
1916 January 8
Refuses to submit mailing list because it would be improper. Has denied same request from opposing camp. Because of the situation, he will not be taking a part in the governorship fight.

Sutherland to T.H. Lilly
1912 November 15
Thanks him for support and information.

[W. S. Lindamood]
Thornburg, C.W. to Sutherland
1914 August 6
Urges him to join West Virginia Association of Insurance Agents to prevent commission reduction cuts by insurance companies.

Sutherland to W.S. Lindamood
1914 August 10
Informs he is out of insurance business, but wishes them success in resisting action of insurance companies.

Editor of The Literary Digest to Sutherland
1915 October 15
Request his choice for Presidential nomination. Would also like to have his opinion on what the main issue the Republican Party will wage its campaign.

Livingston, Collin to Sutherland
1912 June 7
Congratulates him on nomination. [telegram - two copies]

[Lloyd's Plate Glass, Inc.]
McNeeley, R.K. to Sutherland
1913 July 29
Offers him position as agent for plate glass insurance company.

Sutherland to Lloyd's Plate Glass, Inc.
1913 July 31
Has gone out of insurance business.

Sutherland to W.C. Lloyd
1915 February 13
Discusses coal property he is handling. Thinks he has the coal for which he has inquired.

Sutherland to W.C. Lloyd
1915 February 18
Discusses several Kentucky coal tracts he can offer. Does not see how they can receive commission from the deal.

Sutherland to W.C. Lloyd
1915 February 23
Understands clearly what his people want in coal property and actively looking for the same.

Sutherland to W.C. Lloyd
1915 March
25Wants to know if his clients has found the type of property they wanted. Discusses a coal proposition.

Lloyd, W.C. to Sutherland
1915 March 27
Informs he has not heard from clients regarding his proposals. Not interested in coal land. Wants report on any good timber tract.

Lloyd, W.C. to Sutherland
1915 November 19
Has client interested in Virginia or West Virginia timber tract. Seeks accurate description of such property.

Lloyd, W.C. to Sutherland
1915 November 19
Has coal operator interested in West Virginia coal. There is not a hurry to find a property, but wants to be posted on any data regarding same.

Sutherland to W.C. Lloyd
1915 November 24
Discusses some of the coal and timber property he is handling. Will try to locate type his client wants.

Lloyd, W.C. to Sutherland
1915 November 26
Client does not want Kentucky land. Hopes he can get something to meet their requirements.

Sutherland to W.C. Lloyd
1915 December 10
Offers lease on coal tract on C & O Railroad in eastern Kentucky. Can get but a small commission on a lease of coal.

Lloyd, W.C. to Sutherland
1915 December 13
His buyers not interested in leasing - they want to buy. Hopes he can find something to offer them.

Sutherland to W.C Lloyd
1915 December 15
Discusses Logan County coal property he can offer for sale.

Lloyd, W.C. to Sutherland
1915 December 17
Clients want a bigger tract than the 1500 acres offered in Logan County.

Sutherland to W.C. Lloyd
1915 December 20
Is attempting to get control of the coal property suitable for his clients. Will contact soon.

W.C. Lloyd to Sutherland
1915 December 23
His clients purchased tract in Pittsburgh District but still wants splint coal block. Hopes he can find same.

Sutherland to W.C. Lloyd
1916 January 18
Describes tracts on Guyandotte Valley division of C & O Railroad he can offer for sale for $325,000.00. Wants to know if clients would be interested.

Lloyd, W.C. to Sutherland
1916 January 19
Wants further data on operations on Guyandotte Division of C & O Railroad. Has another client that may purchase property if first party is not interested.

Sutherland to W.C. Lloyd
1916 January 22
Discusses available coal tracts located on Guyandotte River. This coal is the best section of state.

Lloyd, W.C. to Sutherland
1916 January 24
Cannot offer his clients the coal operation without additional information. Will take up matter with clients upon receipt of information.

Sutherland to W.C. Lloyd
1916 January 26
Coal property owned by elderly owner, good title can be given. Suggest he take matter up with client with data he has.

Lloyd, W.C. to Sutherland
1916 January 28
Discusses questions his clients will ask about the coal operation which he cannot answer without more data. Proposed the price at $60.00 per acre, but may have to adjust somewhat.

Sutherland to W.C. Lloyd
1916 January 29
Discusses, in detail, coal properties. Has blue print maps, but will hold them unless his clients are keenly interested in properties.

Lloyd, W.C. to Sutherland
1916 January 31
Thinks the sulphur matter should be straightened out before offering to client. Since the operating property is a lease - type proposition. Cannot offer to client.

Sutherland to W.C. Lloyd
1916 February 2
Early figures regarding the sulphur in error. Discusses report on matter made by consulting engineer.

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Sutherland to Charles P. Light
1910 January 1
Invites Light family to visit his family.

Light, C.P. to Sutherland
1910 April 1
Wants his views on Congressional situation. Informs that Forman announced his candidacy.

Sutherland to C.P. Light
1910 April 5
Lengthy discussion of congressional situation in state. Wants to know exactly what he meant by statement concerning construction of roads in state.

Light, C.P. to Sutherland
1910 April 6
Wants to meet with him to discuss political situation and interview.

Sutherland to C.P. Light
1910 April 6
Will be glad to have him spend Sunday with family.

Sutherland to C.P. Light
1910 --- --
Family will enjoy apples. Talked with Ed Baker and bought stock in his oil company.

Light, C.P. to Sutherland
1910 May 20
Hopes Sutherland's family extend any courtesy to young minister - J.M. Armstrong.

Sutherland to C.P. Light
1910 May 24
Discusses political situation in state. Will be glad to make Reverend Armstrong's stay pleasant.

Light, C.P. to Sutherland
1910 May 26
Discusses latest political discords and happenings. Wants to know if he will be at Clarksburg Farm Rally.

Light, C.P. to Sutherland
1910 June 14
Suggest contacting Fred Blue about arranging road meetings to discuss road laws.

Sutherland to C.P. Light
1910 June 17
Agrees meetings should be held. Informs that their friend Ed did valuable work.

Sutherland to C.P. Light
1910 June 27
Appreciates bulletin and report. Suggests sending copies to Republican newspapers in the state.

Light, C.P. to Sutherland
1910 June 27
Fred Blue suggested contacting Hoffman regarding arranging a road meeting. Will see him at Keyser.

Sutherland to C.P. Light
1910 June 29
Advises to arrange road meetings with other counties.

Light, C.P. to Sutherland
1910 July 2
Discusses his coming schedule. Wants to know what Barbour County court did about arranging for his meeting.

Light, C.P. to Sutherland
1910 July 11
Sorry he left without seeing him again. Talked with Ed Sturgiss about his "condition" at convention.

Sutherland to C.P. Light
1910 July 13
Discusses resolution that was not adopted at Keyser meeting. Thinks majority of West Virginia citizens will endorse the good roads proposition at right time. Thinks they just need education on subject.

Sutherland to C.P. Light
1910 August 6
Encloses prospectus relating to Miller Orchard. Wants him to look it over and give opinion as to potential.

Sutherland to C.P. Light
1910 August 16
Advises him to accurate date regarding his highway department to offset Gazette's attacks on same. Information will be needed in fall campaign.

Light, C.P. to Sutherland
1910 August 18
Informs that they are ready for Willie Chilton and Gazette's charges. Sending copy of Auditor Darst's reply to Chilton.

Light, C.P. to Sutherland
1910 August 30
Wants to see him, Mrs. Sutherland and Senator Elkins on Sunday.

Sutherland to C.P. Light
1910 September 1
Bulletin will be useful. Will see him on Sunday. Senator Elkins is not well, but he probably can arrange to visit by the time he arrives.

Sutherland to C.P. Light
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Unable to attend Interstate Good Roads Conference due to matters regarding Children's home.

Light, C.P. to Sutherland
1910 September 12
Informs that it is important they get together in order to stop the "cross-firing" that is going on between their troops.

Sutherland to C.P. Light
1910 September 19
As Committee Chairman, he is relying on him and Baker for information to go into report on Good Roads.

Light, Charles P. to Sutherland
1910 September 19
Wants to meet with him to discuss general conditions. Others are meeting with Governor at White Sulphur.

Sutherland to C.P. Light
1910 September 20
Will be glad to see him on Sunday.

Light, C.P. to Sutherland
1910 September 21
Will leave for Elkins on Friday.

Light, C.P. to Sutherland
1910 September 29
Sorry he could not meet with him. Has not received papers.

Sutherland to C.P. Light
1910 October 1
Wishes that he could have attended Berkeley County Fruit Show. Papers were sent to Martinsburg.

Light, C.P. to Sutherland
1910 October 7
Has not heard from engineers in Barbour or Upshur County concerning meetings. Wants his opinion on having open air meeting at Elkins.

Sutherland to C.P. Light
1910 October 8
Meeting should be held at Elkins as soon as possible.

Light, C.P. to Sutherland
1910 October 13
Son Charles ill. Unable to leave. Requests meetings be postponed and all mail forwarded. [telegram]

Sutherland to C.P. Light
1910 October 14
Meetings have been postponed. Hopes son is improved. Wants any data he can supply concerning Miller Orchard. Does not want to make any mistakes.

Sutherland to C.P. Light
1910 October 14
Requests figures for table.

Light, C.P. to Sutherland
1910 October 15
Discusses information needed for compiling tables. Son's condition has improved. Advises not to pay much for the orchard. Will find out why they want to sell.

Light, C.P. to Sutherland
1910 October 21
Will try again to obtain information needed. Charles's health improving.

Sutherland to C.P. Light
1910 October 24
Informs that he and Blue have satisfied majority of people that the road laws are acceptable. Campaign schedule heavy. Expecting the governor tomorrow.

Light, C.P. to Sutherland
1910 October 31
Sent box of apples to Sutherland's family. Wants to know how things look politically. Things very mixed up with him. Will be glad when election is over.

Sutherland to C.P. Light
1910 November 4
Received apples. Glad apple carnival was a success. Discusses political situation. Wants him to bring available road data.

Light, C.P. to Sutherland
1910 November 7
Discusses his itinerary. Thinks much independent voting will take place in Romney area, with eighty percent of the people voting.

Sutherland to C.P. Light
1910 November 10
Glad he can meet with him to discuss matters.

Light, C.P. to Sutherland
1910 November 21
Regret his schedule forced him to leave Board of Trade meeting so abruptly. Discuses conference with Governor and political situation.

Sutherland to C.P. Light
1910 November 22
Thinks he and Ed should get the Governor straightened.

Light, C.P. to Sutherland
1910 November 26
Thinks Governor not in sympathy on road movement. Political matters in chaotic condition. Republican Statewide conference needed. Ed and he will have things in shape for him when Legislature meets.

Sutherland to C.P. Light
1910 November 30
Suggest he have frank talk with Governor regarding road laws. Thinks Dawson is "pumping" him full of opposition. State committee will adjust itself.

Light, C.P. to Sutherland
1910 December 1
Has decided to resign from State Committee.

Sutherland to C.P. Light
1910 December 10
Resigning from committee was the proper action. Wants to know if he has heard any information regarding senate presidency.

Light, C.P. to Sutherland
1910 December 12
Glad he approves of his resignation. Has no information concerning organization of Senate.

Sutherland to C.P. Light
1910 December 15
Sorry he did not arrive as planned. Has done much talking, encloses one of their programs.

Light, C.P. to Sutherland
1910 December 31
Asks if he can spend time with he and his family before traveling to Charleston.

Light, Charles P. to Sutherland
1910 December 31
Extends New Year's greeting.

Light, C.P. to Sutherland
1911 March 10
Read about his Wheeling visit. Approves of his platform. Busy closing up state work and arranging new duties. Wants him to join American Association for Highway Improvement. Thinks Sutherland's work on West Virginia road legislation not in vain.

Sutherland to C.P. Light
1911 March 13
Will join association soon. Discusses governor's race.

Light, C.P. to Sutherland
1911 March 14
Discusses his new duties with American Association for Highway Improvement. Wants to speak with him concerning running for governor.

Sutherland to C.P. Light
1911 March 15
Discusses last legislative session. Certain a creation of state highway department necessary.

Light, C.P. to Sutherland
1911 March 20
Will see him to discuss his work.

Light, C.P. to Sutherland
1911 March 27
Regrets not seeing him. Suggests they visit in Washington.

Sutherland to C.P. Light
1911 March 28
Will stop to see him on next trip East.

Light, C.P. to Sutherland
1911 April 1
Has busy schedule. Will try to see him soon.

Sutherland to C.P. Light
1911 April 3
Will be glad to see him.

Sutherland to C.P. Light
1911 August 18
Wants to meet with him prior to State Board of Trade meeting. Plans to give strong report and recommendations to public on recent legislative action that abolished the State Road Department.

Light, C.P. to Sutherland
1911 August 23
Will try to meet with him if work schedule permits. Hopes he can attend important Road Congress in Virginia.

Sutherland to C.P. Light
1911 August 30
Wants his written report and recommendations if unable to meet with him.

Sutherland to C.P. Light
1911 September 6
Doubts if he can attend Atlantic meeting.

Sutherland to C.P. Light
1911 September 9
Hope to see him elected president of American Association for Highway Improvement. Will recommend creating State Highway Commission and next year offer a resolution for the same.

Light, C.P. to Sutherland
1911 October 7
Due to Mr. Penny baker's illness, uncertain if he can attend State Committee meeting at Charleston. Hopes he can attend November meeting at Richmond.

Light, C.P. to Sutherland
1911 November 1
Agrees information concerning improved roads or betterment of road conditions should be sent to Mr. Shawkey and Ray Naylor. Trusts he will address the Road Congress in November.

Sutherland to C.P. Light
1911 November 6
Wishes he would arrange to distribute Pages speeches or articles on road subject. Had breakfast with Big Bill at Morgantown.

Light, C.P. to Sutherland
1912 March 12
Sending copy of Harper's Weekly. Hopes to see him upon returning from trip.

Light, C.P. to Sutherland
1912 May 11
Offers his support. Suggests names of two parties to secure list of active Republicans.

Sutherland to C.P. Light
1912 May 13
Wants him to write to Berkeley County friends on Sutherland's behalf.

Light, C.P. to Sutherland
1912 June 11
Offers his congratulations on nomination. Reference to political situation in Berkeley County. Has not heard from Ray Naylor regarding dues.

Sutherland to C.P. Light
1912 June 13
Discusses his results in recent election. Thinks state road department law will be enacted.

Sutherland to Charles P. Light
1912 September 6
Doubts if he can attend Atlanta meeting.

Light, C.P. to Sutherland
1912 October 22
Discusses association's accomplishments. His membership fee is due.

Sutherland to C.P. Light
1912 November 4
Wants to know what sort of report he made to State Board of Trade on Good Roads. Believes he will win election.

Light, C.P. to Sutherland
1912 November 7
Congratulates him on election to Congress. Discusses his report concerning state highway commission.

Sutherland to C.P. Light
1912 November 12
Informs of their appointment to Good Roads Committee. Naylor thinks they should meet to formulate actions they want presented to legislature. Wants to know what he thinks of idea.

Light, C.P. to Sutherland
1912 November 14
Agrees on Good Roads Committee personnel with one exception. Informs that steps were taken at American Road Congress by several associations and other bodies to work out basic principles of state road legislation which can be used at West Virginia special committee.

Sutherland to C.P. Light
1912 November 16
Advises steps must be promptly taken that will aid state's committee or they will have to formulate their own prior to assembly of legislature.

Light, C.P. to Sutherland
1912 November 18
Will contact him as soon as American Association for Highway Improvement formulate their plans. Wishes he would arrange Elkins committee meeting so that he could attend.

Sutherland to C.P. Light
1912 November 23
Wants to know if their legislative committee has anything mapped out that West Virginia Road Committee can use as a basis. Think it best to meet in Charleston - could meet in Wheeling instead.

Light, C.P. to Sutherland
1912 November 25
Hope to have something regarding road legislation in few weeks. Schedule prevents him to be in Charleston - could meet in Wheeling instead. Wants his legislative committee to come up with something that would be useful to West Virginia Board of Trade Committee. Wants some him to put some measures through and let Board to get credit for other measures put through.

Sutherland to Charles P. Light
1912 November 27
Wants him to act regarding road legislation before McCorkle claims the credit.

Light, C.P.to Sutherland
1912 November 29
Glad Governor MacCorkle is arranging to put over a lot of good road legislation. Thinks it will be one of the few times in his life that he put anything good over.

Sutherland to C.P. Light
1913 February 12
Explains why he did not present their good roads bill. Wants data regarding Highland Orchard Company of which he is considering buying stock. Discusses Hatfield - Silver road programs.

Light, C.P. to Sutherland
1913 February 15
Confident in orchard company's future. Doubts hatfield or Silver will do anything constructive or beneficial with road programs.

Sutherland to Charles P. Light
1913 February 17
Discusses discrepancies in the data regarding the Highland Orchard Company. Notes that the Legislature passed one of the Hatfield - Silver bills over the veto of the governor.

Sutherland to C.P. Light
1913 February 19
Discusses orchard plantings. Has no opinion on merit of recent bills passed by Legislature. Remembers Hatfield was horrified two years ago when he suggested that the county courts be given power to lay additional levy to be used for road conditions.

Sutherland to C.P. Light
1913 March 29
Is sending two gallons of West Virginia maple syrup. Will see him next week.

Light, C.P. to Sutherland
1913 April 1
Family says the maple syrup is excellent. Looking forward to seeing him.

Light, C.P. to Sutherland
1913 May 14
Yearbook is free - returning his check. Meet his friend Vallette.

Light, C.P. to Sutherland
1913 December 26
Sends Christmas greetings.

Sutherland to C.P. Light
1913 December 30
Reciprocates his greeting and good wishes.

Light, C.P. to Sutherland
1914 January 13
Discusses Alfalfa Club luncheon.

Sutherland to C.P. Light
1914 August 21
Wants to know what he thinks of having a committee meeting prior to State Board meeting to prepare report they can present to Legislature.

Light, C.P. to Sutherland
1914 August 28
Agrees they should have meeting, but unable to suggest date.

Sutherland to C.P. Light
1914 August 31
Will try to drop in his office soon. Thinks Dennis Williams could formulate a report without their meeting. Wants his views on the matter.

Light, C.P. to Sutherland
1914 September 1
Thinks his suggestion regarding Dennis Williams is a good one. Invites him to visit on his way to Hill.

Sutherland to C.P. Light
1914 September 22
Encloses A.D. Williams' recommendations which he wants submitted to the State Board of Trade. Wants his opinion on the same.

Light, C.P. to Sutherland
1914 September 24
Examined recommendations Williams proposed. Does not think it would be beneficial to make changes in same.

Light, C.P. to Sutherland
1914 November 23
Extends congratulations on election victory.

Sutherland to C.P. Light
1914 November 27
Informs of his majority results. Sorry Avis, Bowers, White lost.

Light, C.P. to Sutherland
1914 November 30
Glad to receive information on Sutherland's majority results. Encloses editorial.

Sutherland to C.P. Light
1914 December 1
Thanks him for compliment. Wrote Senator Campbell regarding complimentary editorial.

Light, C.P. to Sutherland
1915 February 6
Wants to know how many plates to reserve for him at Alfalfa Club dinner. Having dinner with Harry Valletti.

Sutherland to C.P. Light
1915 February 8
Has another dinner same night as Alfalfa Club banquet. Will try to attend both.

Light, C.P. to Sutherland
1915 February 19
Regrets he was unable to attend Alfalfa Club dinner, Senator Williams spoke six times. He personally tried but was called down. Plans to arrange with Toastmaster to receive recognition in future whenever he desires it.

Sutherland to C.P. Light
1915 February 20
Regrets he was unable to attend dinner.

Light, C.P. to Sutherland
1915 April 19
Family enjoying maple syrup he sent. Debt hearing comes up and understands Governor is arriving. Riggs bank case and McCombs divorce case main topics of local conversation.

Sutherland to C.P. Light
1915 April 21
Hopes he can find out and let him know the Senatorial, Gubernatorial, and Congressional preferences of the West Virginia Governor and others. McCombs divorce not mentioned in news as yet.

Sutherland to C.P. Light
1915 April 22
Thanks him for Good Roads Yearbook.

Light, C.P. to Sutherland
1915 May 1
Spoke with Abe Lilly who is anti-Hatfield. Thinks Dr. White is with Hatfield in the tax proposition. Unable to talk with Miller, Mason, or Holt. Wants to know political situation in state.

Sutherland to C.P. Light
1915 May 25
Will be in Washington soon and will try to see him.

Light, C.P. to Sutherland
1915 June 1
Wants to discuss recent conversation he had with Mr. Oglebay concerning political situation in West Virginia.

Sutherland to C.P. Light
1915 June 2
Will be in Wheeling but doubts if he will see Oglebay. May go to Natalie's commencement and visit on return.

Light, C.P. to Sutherland
1915 June 19
Encloses two clippings concerning Sutherland entering Congressional race. Thinks he should run for Governor.

Light, C.P. to Sutherland
1915 July 24
Contacted Mr. Page in Massachusetts and hopes he writes on matter discussed in letter.

Sutherland to C.P. Light
1915 June 26
Glad he is actively working for good roads. Would like to attend his Pan American Road Congress. Still looking over state political situation.

Sutherland to C.P. Light
1915 August 16
Informs he is tempted to get into the Senatorial "fracas." Received invitation to Light's sister's wedding. Wants to see him in Washington.

Light, C.P. to Sutherland
1915 August 28
Discusses his recent involvement with Pan American Road Congress. Wants to see him to discuss state politics.

Sutherland to C.P. Light
1915 August 31
Glad to know his work has been successful. May see him during G.A.R. meeting in Washington.

Light, C.P. to Sutherland
1915 September 2
Unable to see him in Washington. Still want him to run for governor, but thinks it will be the congressional office he will seek.

Light, C.P. to Sutherland
1915 November 25
Talked with George Bowers who thinks he (Sutherland) should announce his candidacy for U.S. Senate immediately. Discusses the chances of Hatfield and White. Thinks 1916 going to be their year unless they foolishly throw away the opportunity.

Sutherland to C.P. Light
1915 November 30
Thinks he has to be careful accepting advice from prospective candidates. Thinks his staying out of the race will insure Hatfield's nomination.

Light, C.P to Sutherland
1916 February 3
Notifies him that he has been elected a member of Board of Governors of the Alfalfa Club. Sending stationary.

Sutherland to C.P. Light
1916 February 5
Accepts appointment.


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Logan Coal Company to Sutherland
1912 November 16
Congratulates him on win.

Sutherland to Tom Logan
1915 August 31
Request views on political situation in Wood County.

[Logan County Republican Executive Committee]
Perry, W.W. to Sutherland
1912 October 9
Agrees with his view although the committee did not.

Long, E.L. to Sutherland
1912 February 29
Informs that Mr. Sommerville accepted job.

Long, E.L. to Sutherland
1912 May 15
Seeks his vote for State Treasurer nomination.

Long, J.E. & Company to Sutherland
1915 November 4
Wants information regarding Davis mine at Flemington.

Sutherland to J.E. Long
1915 November 6
Describes T.B. Davis mine and cost.

Sutherland to Leslie C. Long
1912 February 23
Highly recommends Mr. Somerville for position.

[Lillian Long]
Sutherland to -----------
1913 March 22
Recommends Lillian Long for employment.

Long, L. L to Sutherland
1913 March 25
Accepts letter of recommendation.

[Long Island Wood Company]
Emery, J.W. to Sutherland
1912 September 16
Acknowledges letter. Advises him to renew policy at once with another company.

Sutherland to Clair Lord
1912 November 16
Did not receive his letter in time to answer it. Hope he voted.

Sutherland to Mrs. Everett Louden
1915 July 6
Acknowledges letter. Denies request for subscription.

Loudin, John J. to Sutherland
1911 February 13
As a Randolph County teacher, expresses deep interest in the educational programs in the state. Requests a raise in salary.

Sutherland to John J. Loudin
1911 February 20
Points out that his voting records reflects his support for the school teachers and the school system generally in the state.

Sutherland to M.C. Lough
1910 December 16
Advises that he is not an active candidate for the President of the Senate despite what the article in his newspaper said.

Lough, M.C. [circular letter]
n.d.
Discusses newspaper West Virginia StateWeekly he plans to publish. Wants subscription order.

Love, Dr. E.L. to Sutherland
1912 November 8
Congratulates him on win.

Sutherland to Dr. E.L. Love
1912 November 9
Appreciates his letter of congratulations. Offers his service.

Love, Ernest L. to Sutherland
1915 April 6
Invites him to inspect new Grafton post office and discuss politics.

Sutherland to Dr. E.L. Love
1915 April 7
Will come to Grafton first chance he gets. Elkins will be getting new post office. Wants data on political situation in Taylor County.

Love, Dr. E.L. to Sutherland
1915 June 11
Understands Grafton Sentinel my change ownership. Wants to know if he knows any Republican who wants to make a good investment.

Sutherland to Dr. E.L. Love
1915 June 12
Does not know anyone at present interested in newspaper. Wants to know its actual worth.

Love, Ernest L. to Sutherland
1915 October 22
Sorry he missed him. Doubts Hatfield can win. Thinks Robinson for Governor and Sutherland for Senate is winning ticket. Promises support.

Sutherland to Dr. E.L. Love
1915 October 23
Still looking over situation before deciding which office to seek.

Love, E.L. to Sutherland
and
1915 October 25
Informs that Governor Hatfield's decision was printed in the Intelligencer. Recommends that he interview Hatfield and quietly secure support. Feels outlook is splendid for his success. Sutherland to Dr. E.L. Love
1915 November 2
Does not think his "tip" is reliable. Believes Hatfield will be candidate despite his disclaimers. Glad Robinson is running.

Sutherland to Dr. E.L. Love
1916 February 17
Request he inquire of political situation Thursday and meet his train next day. [telegram]

Sutherland to Daniel Lowe & Company
1912 December 27
Sending his children's watches for engraving and repair.

Sutherland to Daniel Lowe
1913 July 19
Wants watch returned as soon as repaired.

Sutherland to Daniel Lowe
1913 August 7
Encloses bill for watch repair.

Sutherland to Daniel Low & Company
1914 January 14
Encloses a watch for repair.

Low, Daniel & Company to Sutherland
1914 January 19
Advises not to repair watch.

Sutherland to Daniel Low & Company
1914 January 24
Watch prized by daughter, wants it repaired if cost does not exceed $2.50.

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Sutherland to H. G. Lucas
1910 June 14
Congratulates him on splendid result he gained at his polling place. Mrs. Sutherland and he plan to go fishing with him and Mrs. Lucas soon.

Sutherland to H.G. Lucas
1910 August 6
Discusses persons who would make strong candidates for various offices.

Lucas, H.G. to Sutherland
1912 February 27
Assures him of support should Sutherland become a senatorial candidate.

Sutherland to H.G. Lucas
1912 March 1
Roosevelt meeting a great success. Thinks Roosevelt should get the state delegates unless someone cheats.

Sutherland to H.G. Lucas
1912 March 20
Roosevelt Club formed.

Sutherland to H.G. Lucas
1912 April 12
Discusses Keyser and Huntington conventions which he hopes Lucas and friends can attend. Thinks Randolph County will send solid Roosevelt delegation.

Sutherland to H. G. Lucas
1912 August 10
Wants to know what the political situation is about Horton. Wants to see him on next visit.

Sutherland to H. G. Lucas
1913 March 14
Discusses the advantages of sending his sons to Elkins College.

Sutherland to David L. Luke
1912 June 10
Grateful for his assistance in primary election. Carried every county except three.

Luke, David L. to Sutherland
1912 June 15
Thinks his nomination means certain election.

Sutherland to David L. Luke
1913 March 19
Wants information regarding timber price in Newfoundland. Wonders if he knows anyone interested in the tract there.

Luke, David L. to Sutherland
1913 March 26
Replies to his request for data concerning Newfoundland timber, price, etc. Their firm not interested in North Carolina and Tennessee tract.

Sutherland to David L. Luke
1913 March 27
Wants general information concerning timber located at Newfoundland.

Sutherlnad to David L. Luke
1913 March 28
Appreciates his letter concerning timber.

Luke, John, G. to Sutherland
1912 May 27
Glad he is a candidate for Congressman-at-Large. Offers support.

Luke, John G. to Sutherland
1913 March 17
Informs that West Virginia Pulp and Paper Company not interested in Newfoundland tract of pulp wood.

Sutherland to John Luke
1913 October 29
Offers option of coal property.

Lyon, Gary and Company
n.d.
Explains that loans valued at $100,000 and above can be obtained for timber land.


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