Emily Greene Balch to Jane Addams, March 14, 1922

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WOMEN’S INTERNATIONAL LEAGUE FOR PEACE AND FREEDOM

INTERNATIONAL OFFICE, GENEVA
6, rue du Vieux-Collège

March 14, 1922.

Dear Miss Addams,

This is a very composite letter!

In re Proposed circular to the Powers represented at Genoa

Mrs. Swanwick makes what seem to me very just criticisms of my proposed draft and was so good as to prepare a new text* far more thorough-going; mine contemplated the sort of policy that the Powers may agree to, hers the sort of policy that we would wish them to accept, and I hope that we shall use her draft. Will you cable me “Swanwick yes” if you are willing to have your name signed as International President of this League to this manifesto. It seems to me that if all the signatures appear as personal ones with a statement of the office held, it would be a quite proper proceeding to send in the circular in this way without having had votes on it by our [organized] membership. It will not claim to be an expression of the W.I.L.P.F., but of the following ↑undersigned↓ persons, officers of the League.

Yours affectionately,

Emily G Balch [signed]

↑*This draft will follow tomorrow↓