December 17th, 1917
My Dear Mrs. Blaine,
For many years you have given us a thousand dollars either in November or in December and I hope very much that you will feel able to help us out this month, when very large bills are staring us in the face at the same time that unusual conditions are making extraordinary demands upon our resources.
May I come to see you within the next few days about this?
Please let me send you also my affectionate congratulations upon the daughter you have so lately acquired.
Jane Addams. [signed]