My dear Mrs. Crowe: --
I have read the Firemen's defense communication with much interest and shall be very glad to be quoted as in favor of an increase of salary as it is quite obvious that the salaries have not kept pace with the rise in the cost of living.
With regret that I missed you twice when you came to Hull-House and with all good wished for your undertaking, I am
Miss Jane Addams [signed by secretary]
[P. S.] I think it is perhaps better to send this to you than directly to the Defense Association. I hope that arrangements may be made to have you speak before our Woman's club.