Aletta Henriëtte Jacobs to the International Committee of Women for Permanent Peace, July, 1915

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OFFICE:
INTERNATIONAL COMMITTEE
of WOMEN for PERMANENT PEACE.
Keizersgracht 467-469,
Amsterdam.

Amsterdam, July 1915.

To the Members of the Committee!

DEPUTATIONS to the EUROPEAN GOVERNMENTS.

The members of the different delegations appointed to present the resolutions of the Congress to the Governments of Europe, have returned to Amsterdam. We therefore now send you the enclosed information about this mission.

You will understand, that it is not possible to give you full details, but you will be glad to know that our efforts met with sympathy and are still continued.

[ORGANIZATION] in the DIFFERENT COUNTRIES.

Enclosed also is a report of the progress of the [organization] of the different National Committees. We draw your attention specially to the admirable [organization] of the Swedish Peace Sunday.

NEW MEMBERS of the INTERNATIONAL COMMITTEE.

You will remember that it was decided that each country was to have five members on the International Committee. It is important that the members in each country should be representative of as many different sections of the Women's Movement as possible. Will you therefore, if you have not already done so, send us the names of the women you propose for the Committee, with their addresses and some particulars regarding their other work. We hope to receive these names in time to publish them in the Report of the Congress, which will be issued shortly. We should be glad to have as early as possible orders for the report. Price: florins 1.50.

FINANCE and HEADQUARTERS.

A convenient office has been taken at the above address and we hope shortly to appoint a capable paid secretary to take charge. To enable the office to be equipped and run efficiently, to pay the expenses of the envoys to the governments [page 2] and to have a sum in hand to enable us to act promptly when it becomes necessary suddenly to summon a Women's Congress after the war, contributions are necessary. [Realizing] the vital importance of providing funds for a smooth and unhindered work we feel sure you will generously respond by sending contributions to our Treasurer.

PRESS.

That we may be able to supply up to date news to the press and to the members of the Committee in other countries we beg you to keep us informed of the progress of the movement in your country by sending us press-cuttings and other [information] concerning women's peace work and the work of your Committee.

BOARD of OFFICERS.

As it was left to the appointed officers to complete the board, the board now consists of:

Jane Addams, President.
Dr. Aletta H. Jacobs, 1e Vice-President.
Rosika Schwimmer, 2e Vice-President.
Chrystal Macmillan, Secretary.
Rosa Manus, Assistant Secretary.
Jeanne van Lanschot Hubrecht, Treasurer.

The NAME of our [ORGANIZATION].

It has been suggested to change the name of our International Committee in that of International Federation of Women for Permanent Peace or instead of Federation, League, Party or Alliance. We begin to outgrow the name of Committee. Will you write us what name you think best?

With kind regards,

Yours sincerely

Dr. Aletta H. Jacobs. [signed]