A. Nevin Detrich to Jane Addams, September 10, 1914


September 10, 1914.

Miss Jane Addams,
Hull House,
Chicago, Ill.

Dear Miss Addams:

We have come to the stage in our campaign in Pennsylvania for the election of Mr. Pinchot to the Senate where we are calling upon the National Progressives to come into Pennsylvania to assist in the campaign. Of course, we are counting upon you coming here, and although I presume that it will not be good for you to come earlier than the middle of October I trust that your dates are so arranged at this time that you can give me definite assurance as to when it will best suit you to come into Pennsylvania.

Mr. Pinchot's campaign is proceeding splendidly, and in his handshaking tour of the State he is accompanied by his wife, who is developing into a splendid campaigner. [page 2]

We would very much like to have you follow this itinerary in Pennsylvania –-

An afternoon meeting in Pittsburgh
The next afternoon in Scranton, and the same evening in Wilkes-Barre.
The next afternoon in Reading, and that night in Philadelphia.

It is our thought that the Progressive women of Pennsylvania will organize your meetings and we will make them rousing Progressive events. Of course, we will endeavor to have other Progressive women appear with you, and have in mind Mrs. Maud Howe Elliott, and Miss Frances Kellor.

Trusting I may have an early reply from you, I am

Very truly yours,

Chairman, State Committee
Washington Party.