April 23[rd] 1918.
My dear Miss Addams: --
I am sorry to say that my resolution that I had counted so much upon has fallen by the wayside and I have withdrawn it entirely.
Before taking it up at all and making the "[Hensley] clause" a background, I consulted Prof. Krehbiel as to whether in his judgment the clause could still be enforced [although] we had ourselves entered the war. At that time he felt it could be and I went on with the resolution. This morning a letter came from Mrs. Post making several points and saying she thought it null and void. I immediately consulted Prof. K and now he fully agrees with her, which leaves [page 2] me nothing to do but withdraw it, as I would not have it questioned. I regret this more than I can say, but am glad to have caught the error. My only hope is that a similar resolution may be presented by someone not connected with the peace movement.
Most cordially yours,
Katherine D. Cumberson.