March 19, 1915
My dear Dr. Strong: --
I am sorry that I cannot accept your very cordial invitation to come to Seattle, but my plans at the moment are most uncertain.
It now seems possible that I may have to go to The Hague with a delegation of women from the [Woman's] Peace Party, but as the date has not yet been definitely settled I am sure it would only confuse matters to consider any additional engagements just now.
With much appreciation of your kind letter, I am
Jane Addams [signed]