Mrs Fels will give $1000.00 to "The After-the-War-Congress," Mary Smith subscribes another $1000.00, and if you have one in N.Y. we can begin the list with those three. Will you let me know at once, the donor [so] that we may begin an appeal. It looks as if we might need [page 2] it soon, doesn't it.
With every good wish for the New Year, I am
Always devotedly yours
Dec 27" 1916
P.S. This letter is founded upon what you said at the Committee meeting. [Maybe] it was a chance remark!