Jane Addams to James Alfred Moss, April 15, 1924


April 15, 1924

Mr. J. A. Moss
1714 H Street, N.W.
Washington, D.C.

My dear Mr. Moss:

I have given your letter very careful consideration and am very sorry indeed to decline. I quite agree with you that there should be careful etiquette in regard to the flag. I think we have been most careful at Hull-House, possibly because I learned the code very thoroughly when as a member of the Chicago School Board I was Chairman of a Committee responsible ↑among other things↓ for the flag raising and lowering on the various ↑school↓ buildings. I believe in a very careful visual ↑formality↓ in everything relating to the flag but it seems to me that the Association you are founding is a little more elaborate ↑elaborate & ritualistic↓ than I, with my Quaker ancestry and upbringing, am quite ready to [go into?] ↑endorse↓.

With every possible good wish for the success of your organization and deep appreciating the courtesy of your invitation, I am

Faithfully yours,

Jane Addams [signed]

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