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Postcard, Mrs. P. J. Simmen, Eden, N. Y., to Governor of Virginia, Richmond. 21 December 1941. Manuscript. RG 3, Governor’s Office, Executive Correspondence. Library of Virginia.



In her note to Governor Price, Mrs. Simmen wrote “Justice travels via oxcart speed in Virginia it would seem . . . . What Virginia needs is Women jurors . . . . Virginia has need to be ashamed of the way she handled the Maxwell case.” In fact, Virginia women were not allowed on juries until 1950.


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