November 26th, 1912
My dear Miss Addams,
I would gladly go to the meeting this afternoon if I had not another engagement at 3 o'clock. I have promised in introduce John J. Chapman who is to speak at the club. If it were anybody but him (he is a sensitive soul and I am afraid is not going to have a large audience) I would beg off, but I must not do it.
I am glad that you are taking steps to solidify the Progressives. It seems to me vastly important. We want to help here in any way that we can. I wish I could have a talk with you before you leave. I leave town early tomorrow morning, but if you are get-at-able anywhere this evening I should like to run in and see you. A telephone message before o'clock sent to Madison Square 2500, c/o Miss Alberga, would be passed on to me.
I. M. Tarbell [signed by secretary] s.a.