Jane Addams to Theodore Roosevelt, August 24, 1912

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Aug. 24T

Baymeath,
Bar Harbor, Maine.

My dear Mr Roosevelt

Your letter of Aug. 16T. came this morning with the English telegram enclosed. Mrs Fawcett is a well known English woman of cultivation and social distinction at the head of the Union of the Woman's [page 2] Suffrage Societies, which have consistently opposed the militant tactics of Mrs Pankhurst's association. I can think of no one whose commendation would be more significant. I am sending the telegram with some comments to Miss Kellor at the Manhattan Hotel that she [page 3] may give it directly to the Associated Press. I am also sending it to the "Woman's Journal."

I have promised to write six articles on the social economic planks from the point of view of my own experience with poorer people. They are, I believe to be distributed through the Central Press to some of [page 4] the opposing papers as well as to the Progressive ones. I hope very much that they may be of use. I am sure I need not tell you how glad I am to be of service in this splendid new movement and how much I wish you success.

Very Sincerely Yours

Jane Addams