Wilbur Kelsey Thomas to Jane Addams, January 29, 1921

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1921 JAN 29 PM 12 21 [stamped]

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PHILADELPHIA PENN 1128 A

JANE [ADDAMS]
800 SOUTH [HALSTED] ST CHICAGO ILLS

SOVIET GOVERNMENT HAVE GIVEN FRIENDS FULLEST OPPORTUNITY DISTRIBUTE RELIEF SUPPLIES FROM AMERICAN CABLES JUST RECEIVED "HAVE SECURED WAREHOUSE EXCLUSIVE USE OUR SUPPLIES UNDER OUR MANAGEMENT" CONDITIONS MOSCOW CABLES JUST RECEIVED "THIRTY EIGHT THOUSAND MOSCOW BABIES NEED MILK DAILY PRESENT SUPPLIES CAN ONLY FEED SEVEN THOUSAND INFANTILE MORTALITY FORTY PERCENT. FIVE AND HALF THOUSAND GROSS TINS CONDENSED MILK URGENTLY NEEDED FOR FEEDING MOSCOW INFANTS DURING MARCH APRIL AND MAY. [page 2] WE URGENTLY REQUIRE MILK COD LIVER OIL AND SOAP FOR SIX THOUSAND CHILDREN BETWEEN THREE AND EIGHT ALREADY KNOWN TO MOSCOW HEALTH DEPARTMENT AS REQUIRING SANATORIA CARE. TWENTY ONE THOUSAND CHILDREN BETWEEN EIGHT AND FIFTEEN KNOWN TO MOSCOW HEALTH DEPARTMENT AS REQUIRING SANATORIA NEED SOAP AND FAT. CLOTHING NEEDS SOFT MATERIAL FOR INFANTS SWEATERS UNDERWEAR STOCKINGS AND BOOTS FOR OLDER AND CHILDREN." FRIENDS SERVICE COMMITTEE ARRANGING NEXT SHIPMENT MEDICAL SUPPLIES CLOTHING FOOD HOPE YOU CAN SPREAD INFORMATION AND SUPPORT WORK

WILBUR K THOMAS AMERICAN FRIENDS SERV COM PHILADELPHIA

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