Harriet Dunlop Prenter to Jane Addams, May 12, 1920

Women's International League for Peace and Freedom
Toronto Branch of the Canadian Section

Toronto, May 12th 1920

Miss Jane Addams,
Hull House,
Chicago, Ill.

Dear Miss Addams,

It was very discouraging, in fact distinctly humiliating, to be compelled to forego any hope of a visit from yourself in Toronto, but it only shows the great need for further educational work, so we have issued some 3000 copies of the enclosed letter, mailing it to women in the city, and to a few outsiders. Moderate as it is, there has been disagreeable comment already, but also a certain amount of approval, and we mean to follow with another on "War as an Industry". If we can get even a few hundred women thinking, it will be worth while.

Some of our group are anxious to meet some of the American Internationalists, and to this end I am writing The Women's Peace Party in New York, asking for addresses of possible friends in Buffalo and thereabouts. We might arrange a meeting, perhaps at Niagara Falls, in June.

If you have any suggestions as to the value of letters, and the time to spare, we would appreciate hearing from you. In the meantime, one can only repeat our regret that democracy in Toronto is as yet "such stuff as dreams are made of", but the future is surely ours.

Yours very sincerely,

H. D. Prenter [signed]

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