November 21, 1916
My dear Mr. Foss:
Owing to my recent illness and rather slow convalescence I have declined all invitations to "join" any new undertakings or even to lend my name. I hope in a year or two to be able to do my share in this general movement, but in the meantime can only express my admiration for those of you who are so gallantly carrying on the good work.
With all good wishes and much appreciation of your courtesy, I am
Jane Addams [signed]