Jane Addams to Hannah Clothier Hull, December 23, 1918


December 23d, 1918

My dear Mrs. Hull:

I think you sent an excellent reply to Mrs. Smith and I have restrained my impulse to write to her. The only thing you might add would be to send her a copy of the proceedings at The Hague. I am sending you two copies in case you care to do that, or it might be even better to refer her to the Public Library. We placed copies in all the leading libraries of the country. No doubt the Public Library of Philadelphia was included.

Such a letter, however, is testimony in favor of waiting until some of this emotionalism dies down. I do hope that Mr. Hull will be in Paris during all of these conferences.

Please excuse this hurried reply and accept my best Christmas greetings to your entire household.

Affectionately yours,

Jane Addams [signed]


I am enclosing a copy of a letter just received from Headquarters. The only reply to our cable was one from Miss Macmillan in England voting for The Hague in May. We have also heard from Australia and are relieved to know that they will not start until they have a cable.