Nina Imogen Risk Kernighan to Jane Addams, December 4, 1915

Buckley. Wash.
Dec. 4. 1915
Miss Jane Addams
Hull House, Chicago, Ill.

Dear Miss Addams:

Realizing how great an influence may be yours in the shaping of public sentiment in our country and in foreign lands, I wish, to ask your consideration of the international armament plans suggested by Dr. Frank Crane and Mr. William Risk as presented in The Buckley Banner clipping enclosed. If national preparedness can be supplemented by international armament, we may hope for Peace.

I also enclose "There Is No Peace" by Mr. Risk which you will find well worth your perusal. Mr. Risk is a man now 77 years of age -- a Civil War veteran. The article is rich in historic reference and breathes the spirit of liberty. It portrays clearly why American sympathy is not with Germany.

In closing I cannot refrain from saying I was one of Rev. A. C. Grier's workers in the [page 2] Universalist church at Racine when we opened Orchestrian Hall and enjoyed your talk on settlement work. We rejoice that you and many of us have been spared these many years since to work for the Master and strive to assist the unfortunate.

Trusting you may soon be in your usual heath and that you may be an instrument for Peace --

Yours sincerely,

(Mrs.) Nina I. Kernighan

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