Jane Addams et al. to Louis Freeland Post, October 18, 1913


Sa.....Chicago, Ills., October 18, 1913.

Hon. Louis F. Post,
Washington, D.C. 

Whereas, The Associated Press reports to the American public that Mrs. Pankhurst's deportation has been ordered by the Board of Inquiry at Ellis-Island and,

Whereas, such action is in direct violation of the traditions and customs of the United States, which has always been hospitable to the political offenders and revolutionists of all nations and,

Whereas, our Sister Republic, France, is at the present moment sheltering Christabel Pankhurst,

Now, therefore be it resolved:

That we the undersigned women of Chicago protest against this flagrant violation of our long established public policy, and

Be it further resolved:

That we respectfully petition the Department of Labor, in reviewing the case of this distinguished English woman, to reconsider the decision of the Board of Inquiry and to admit Mrs. Pankhurst; thus maintaining the high traditions of America's devotion to Liberty and Right of Free Speech.

(Signed) [page 2]

Jane Addams, Louise De Koven Bowen, Mary [Rozet] Smith, Mary McDowell, Margaret Dreier Robins, [Harriette] Taylor Treadwell, President Chicago Political Equality League; Margaret A. Haley, Business Representative Chicago Teachers Federation; Ida L. M. Fursman, President Chicago Teachers Federation; Mrs. Harriet S. Thompson, Director Chicago Political [Equality] League; [Editha] Phelps, Anna [Nicholes], Laura Dainty Pelham, Stella Miles Franklin, Kathleen Hamill, Mary Foulke [Morrisson], Anna Monroe, Edith Wyatt, Caroline Packard; Leonora Pease, Secretary Socialist Womens League; Mrs. L. Brackett Bishop, [Marian] M. Griffin, Margaret B. Dobyne, Mary E. Galvin, Judith W. Loewenthal, Agnes Nestor, E. Beatrix Dauchy, Belle Squire, Anna Willard [Timeus], Emma Steghagen, Grace Wilbur Trout, Florence Holbrook, [Catharine] Goggin, Mary Anderson, Sophonisba Breckinridge, Edith Abbott, Esther Dresden, President Young Womens Suffrage Association; Amy Walker, [Frances] Harden, Anna Harden, [Catharine] Goggin, Mary V. Donoghue, Wilma Rhinesmith, Julia Donoghue, Serina Hayes, May E. Brown.

October 19, 1913....11am --

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