My dear Miss Eastman
Owing to the vagaries of Country mail your material came too late for more than a telegraphic answer into which I seemed unable to compress my sentiments.
I am in favor of the division as you suggest it in the second paragraph of the first page of your letter. I should like to continue to work with the first group -- the six whom you suspect of resigning -- and if no such group is formed for no(1) then I should like [page 2] to withdraw my name from the reorganization of the whole. The activities must reside in the hands of a committee that can meet often and I am too far away to follow intelligently and to have a hand in deciding what should be done in these troublous times. I think that is a place for the two groups and I should be sorry not to continue to be a part of number one.
I am very grateful for the historic resumé and the clear statement. I disagree only on one point, we have found in Chicago that certain "Jingo" lawyers will still fight for Constitutional [page 3] liberties and like the committee better if there are not too many Pacifists on it.
Please let me know how you come out. With cordial greetings
I am Faithfully yours