June 11, 1917
Dear Miss Addams: --
I thank you for your timely address at Evanston yesterday.
It is only a hope, that the sentiment of this whole land will turn as swiftly toward peace, as it has turned toward war. When we think that only a year ago we were praising our President because "He kept us out of war" and congratulating ourselves because we were too proud to fight, there is much evidence of a hasty conclusion which we shall all regret in the future.
All the world are allies of America, because every nation has entrusted its children to her keeping. "Enemies," must be a mere fiction of the most effervescent nature, which a breath will vanquish.
Your words will certainly produce sober thought.
Most respectfully yours
A. M. Ingraham [signed]