Jan. 24. 21
My dear Miss Addams,
I cannot tell you how grateful I feel to you for the very extreme kindness which you [showed] us during our visit to Washington. I shall never forget that lovely drive we had -- so refreshing & invigorating -- & I am so glad to have seen so much of the beautiful city. I have not taken to New York at all!
I am truly sorry we had not a little more time to talk with you, as I have thought since I saw you of one or two points I should have liked to have brought to your notice. One in particular is the financial question between England & Ireland. Mr George Russell has well said (i e A. E.) "He who holds my purse holds my destiny" & to my mind that is the crux of the whole thing. Unless we have the control of our money we are helpless. I dare say you saw the letter Mr G. Russell wrote on the subject to the "Chicago Tribune," some months ago.
I have been looking forward for years to come to Boston in connection with Irish affairs & I [page 2] [have?] now this wonderful opportunity. I hope later to let you know the successful result of my visit.
With renewed thanks
Caroline M. Townshend
I hope to go on to Boston tomorrow.