Jane Addams to Hannah Clothier Hull, November 16, 1916


My dear Mrs. Hull:

I do not believe that the officers of the Woman's Peace Party could write the letters to the President which you suggest until after our Annual Meeting. We have to move cautiously in anything which involves party politics and a large number of our membership from Washington itself were members of the Woman's Party actively opposing President Wilson. They would be sure to object to such letters even if no one else did. I think something might be done after a discussion at the Washington Meeting, but I am sure it would be better not to try to it before then.

Your suggestion in regard to the Hensley Amendment is also to be considered at the meeting as part of the program.

You have doubtless seen a copy of the enclosed Suggestions issued by the American Union Against Militarism which we hope to send out to all of the branches, asking that they study them in preparation for the discussion of our own Congressional Program.

I am enclosing a copy of the Conference of Oppressed or Dependent Nationalities to be held at Washington after our own meeting.

Hoping to meet you at Washington for which I am saving up in all possible ways in the matter of vitality,

Faithfully yours,

Mrs. William I. Hull,
c/o Swarthmore College,
Swarthmore, Pennsylvania.