THE CHURCH PEACE UNION
Dear Miss Addams:
There seems to be a pretty general feeling here among the peace people in New York City that there should be a conference held before you go back to Chicago, at which you may be present, to consider the feasibility of putting forth some definite program or passing some resolutions looking forward to immediate action of some sort. Your Carnegie Hall address was superb, and it has gone all over the United States, and three or four of the things which you said in it will do great good. I find that almost everybody who heard it feels that some action should follow the address. I agree with this opinion very emphatically, and I think it would be well worth your while to arrange your [itinerary] so as to stop off here in New York over some Sunday in the near future. Perhaps we could get Mrs. Villard to invite us up to her house at Dobbs Ferry some Sunday afternoon and there we could have a council of about twenty-five. I believe Mrs. Benedict and some of the others are writing you to the same effect.
Mr. Kellogg tells me that he telegraphed you about Harding Davis's letter in The Times this morning, and you probably noticed another from Everett P. Wheeler making the same charges against you. If I were you I would bring forth my authorities at once.
I wish I could lay my hand on an item I saw in the paper early after the war broke out, I think some European paper, which went into detail over the administering of liquor [page 2] to the German troops just before they charged, and said that some fiery drug was mixed with the liquor, but I can not for the life of me remember where I saw it.
Yours very sincerely,