Jane Addams to Fanny Garrison Villard, April 14, 1916


April 14, 1916

My dear Mrs. Villard:

Going through my desk the other day I discovered a letter which I thought I had sent you immediately upon my return from Washington. I had written to tell you how very sorry I was that you were not to be a member of the Board of the Woman’s Peace Party this year. I had no idea of the plans of the Nominating Committee and was much disappointed to find that you were not to be the Vice President.

I am sure you will let me tell you, even as late as this, what a very great pleasure it was to be associated with you last year, and how much I hope that we may still have the benefit of your help and counsel. I am, of course, much more of a non-resistant than many of our other members, although I realize the need of keeping to our platform.

As an excuse for my carelessness, may I say that I was very much hurried upon my return from Washington, as the examination showed that I was not doing as well as had been hoped, [page 2] and I was almost immediately hurried off to California. I have been much improved by my two months’ stay there but am still under a careful course of treatment which it is believed will be restorative. I find it very hard to be out of everything just at this time, but I suppose one never really finds a convenient time to be ill.

With assurances of admiration and affection, I am

Faithfully yours,

Jane Addams [signed]

Mrs. Henry Villard
Dobbs Ferry, N.Y.

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