October 9, 1916.
We should very much appreciate it if you would send us, for publication in the November number of our Quarterly, and also for the benefit of a special committee of our League which is to prepare a report on the Conditions and Problems arising from the War, a brief statement of your views on any or all of the following questions:
1. What conditions are likely to obtain after the war?
2. What are the most vital problems, with the exception of the Promotion of International Peace, that will confront this country at that time?
3. What principles should guide us in the effort to solve these problems?
We are endeavoring to secure, as you will see, not only a consensus of opinion as to the conditions and problems after the war, but a definite expression of the best sentiment of the country as to the ideals and principles which the United States should stand for, and be understood by the rest of the world to stand for, in dealing with its national and international problems.