My dear Alice
Your letter came just after I had posted mine. The Juvenile Court building is almost opposite Hull-House and part of the opening exercises are to be held there. This added to the fact that the County Commissioners have made me chairman of the Arrangements Committee, makes it almost impossible for me to get away. I am awfully sorry but I will arrange to come "on purpose" in the fall, if this falls [through] utterly. [page 2]
These are my engagements for the first two weeks in Aug.
Aug 1st Hornell N.Y. $50
[Aug] 3d Chautauqua N.Y. 100.
[Aug] 7th Opening new Chicago Juvenile Ct Bld.
[Aug] 9. Hannibal Mo 50.
[Aug] 11. Harlan Iowa 50.
[Aug] 12 Chas City [Iowa] 50.
[Aug] 15. Start east with Mary Smith for 2 weeks vacation.
You see I am earning enough then to put me [through] until Oct. when the lecture section opens. Has Sarah written you of her engagement? Always yours