My dear Mr. Baldwin:
I kept your letter of June third hoping that I might be able to sign the appeal for funds.
I have very reluctantly decided that I had better not do so. The situation is complicated by the fact that I am here in Chicago and am obliged to walk very softly in regard to all things suspect.
I am going to try to get some help however, and will hope to be able to serve in other ways. I think we are going to get the men taken out of the jail into the Bridewell, the City prison, which at least has better air and offers an opportunity for out of door exercise and this certainly ought to make some difference in the coming hot weather.
Jane Addams. [signed]