THE WOMAN'S PEACE PARTY
My dear Dr. Jordan:
Our Conference of Oppressed or Dependent Nationalities is really coming on very well. The various people are responding quite eagerly and I think are glad of even this feeble recognition of the possible value of "hyphenated Americans." We are not asking the [nationalistic] societies to send representatives, but are ourselves inviting individuals, Mr. [Pergler], whom you suggested to represent the Bohemians, Francis Hackett of "The New Republic," to represent the Irish.
We are so very anxious that you preside at one of the meetings, preferably, of course, the meeting nearest to the Balkan question, and you would be an enormous help to the undertaking in every way if you could be in Washington at that time. I hope your return to the West can be postponed for a few days so that you may be with us.
I am writing to Mrs. Reber telling her of my unfortunate habit in regard to sitting for my portrait. There have been various attempts made, one by George de Forest Brush for instance, but they have all been so unsatisfactory that I have given up the practice of sitting. I do not believe, at any rate, that I would be able to do it just now, so I have written to Mrs. Reber stating this more definitely <& I hope tactfully.>
Thank you for your kind letter about the war chapter in my book. I am
Always faithfully yours,
Jane Addams [signed]