My dear Miss Addams:--
I am afraid we trouble you often from this far corner, but it is because you never fail to help us. Now it is a general want which we feel, and confide to you; and you need not answer the letter, only bear us in mind. We need a leader for settlement work in Oshkosh, you know we have your problems writ small; just as much vulgarity, low ideals; a second generation of foreigners inferior to their parents in many ways.
There has lately been a sort of philanthropic revival here, due to a class [page 2] in one of the churches--and there are a good many people in earnest about wishing to aid some positive work among the factory hands. I think we can supply money and sympathy and amateur help--but we need an experienced leader. Perhaps you know of one who is seeking a field? I know a settlements grows, and cannot be had to order, and I have been hoping some of our returning colleagians would be the nucleus, but so far none has [appeared].
I wish you could come to our Lakeshore hut this summer for a little rest, but goodbye. I must not weary you with letters.
I am most cordially
Florence Griswold Buckstaff