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[394] trust, given to them for honorable service to their fellow men and women. I would have them feel that, whether rich or poor, they are bound to be of use in their day and generation, and to be mindful of the Scripture saying that “no man liveth unto himself.” We all have our part to do in keeping up the character and credit of our country. For her sake we should study to become good and useful citizens.

In the summer of 1909 the Cretan question came up again. Once more Turkey attempted to regain active possession of Crete; once more the voice of Christendom was raised in protest. She had no thought this time of being “too old.” Being called upon for help, she wrote at once to President Taft, “praying him to find some way to help the Cretans in the terrible prospect of their being delivered over, bound hand and foot, to Turkish misrule.” She was soon gladdened by a reply from the President, saying that he had not considered the Cretans as he should, but promising to send her letter to the Secretary of State. “I thank God most earnestly,” she writes, “for even thus much. To-day, I feel that I must write all pressing letters, as my time may be short.”

Accordingly she composed an open letter on the Cretan question. “It is rather crude, but it is from my heart of hearts. I had to write it.”

Suffrage, too, had its share of her attention this summer. There were meetings at “Marble house” [Newport] in which she was deeply interested. She attended one in person; to the next she sent the second

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