Jane Addams to Lucia Ames Mead, August 10, 1917


August 10th, 1917.

My dear Mrs. Mead:

We have sent your statement to the members of the Board, and to Miss Balch, saying that it might be amplified somewhat and perhaps in some cases put into simpler terms for some of our less sophisticated members. I like it very much.

I am on the fence in regard to going to Minneapolis to the People's Council which meets there from the first to the sixth of September; my going being somewhat dependent on my state of vigor. I would, I suppose, go as a speaker. Have you contemplated going? It would be very nice to go together, if you are thinking of it.

I am sure your lectures have gone well at Swarthmore and I hope some happy chance will enable me to see Norman Angell. There is singularly little about him in the papers, but I suppose that is to be expected. I was much interested in what you wrote about your interview.

You know, do you not, that Miss Balch has gone to New York and is at 70 Fifth Avenue, gathering together all the peace terms that have been issued since the war began for the Union Against Militarism.

I am going out of the city [today], but will be around here for the next ten days or two weeks.

Affectionately yours,

Mrs. Lucia Ames Mead,
Woolman House,
Swathmore, Pennsylvania.