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From Marcus Mosiah Garvey

Kingston, Jamaica, West Indies
Apr 12, 1915

Dear Doctor Washington,

Some time last year I wrote to you informing you of my proposed visit to America to lecture in the interest of my Association and you were good enough to write to me inviting me to see your great institution.

I am expecting to leave for America between May and June and I shall be calling on you. I intend to do most of my public speaking in the South among the people of our race. I enclose for you a manifesto of our Association which will give you an idea of the objects we have in view. I am now asking you to do your best to assist me during my stay in America, as I shall be coming there a stranger to the people.

Trusting to be favored with an early reply. With best wishes I remain

Your Obedient Servant,
Marcus Garvey

P.S. I take the opportunity of enclosing your Patron's tickets for our concert to which we ask your patronage—as also envelope. M.G.