Woodrow Wilson to Jane Addams and Sophonisba P. Breckinridge, January 23, 1917


The President greatly regrets that it is not possible for him to send individual replies to the many telegrams and messages he has received with regard to his address to the Senate on the twenty-second of January, but wishes at least in this way to express the profound sense of gratitude and encouragement he has derived from the generous response embodied not only in your message but in many others, to an utterance which he spoke from his heart and with the fervent hope that it might be of service to the world.