Dear Miss Addams
How splendid that Mrs. Templeton Johnson has made such a munificent gift. It carries us over nearly two more months of our unprovided for interim or nearly to June first if we have no extra expenses. Please send the $1000 to the National Park Bank 214-216 Broadway N.Y.C. to account of the Womens International League for Peace and Freedom, notifying us at the same time that the deposit has been made. [page 2]
I am glad to have your news about the Congress Ex. [Com] [etc.] I had to [decide] something so with 5 votes for Freiberg I have called it there. ↑Of course we must fix time & places of Congress.↓
I have had some talk about international causes with people at the University. They are very [skeptical] as to any money being forthcoming from Carnegie sources Mr. Duggan having told Mr [Fatio] there was "nothing doing" and it is only if they think we have a dowry that they will consider us a desirable partner in any such undertaking. [page 3]
I shall be very happy for some help with the Nansen fund. We have [fair?] start to about the month of July only.
We are at Lugano -- the first meeting tomorrow. All looks promising.
With love your
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Post Script Urgent
About the Congress meeting. I am sure people here will want it as early as possible. Will you telegraph We must avoid conflict with the Suffrage meeting. I shall know the date by the time we meet in Freiburg I hope. But in any case we shall probably need to know what would be the earliest date that you would find it feasible to have our congress.
Will you cable a receipt of this (address [WILPF] Geneva as usual) just what [the] earliest [page 5] feasible date would be. Perhaps you would wish to add the earliest date you would prefer.
"Earliest so & so, preferred so and so."