Jane Addams to Manley Ottmer Hudson, November 6, 1922


6 November 1922.

My dear Mr. Hudson:

I quite agree with what you say about summoning the world together for a New Peace but I hoped "New Peace" was a slogan for drastic revision and reconstruction. I have just decided that I ought to go, having discovered that this meeting will take the place of one which was to have been held next summer. I have put so much time and energy into the W.I.L. that I should like to follow it to the conclusion of its fourth Congress. I am quite sure that the final statement will be a modified one.

I am sailing with a group of Philadelphia Quakers, -- the ones who always stand by in an emergency, -- on the 21st of November. I am planning to meet my friend, Mary Smith, at a Mediterranean port early in January when we set sail for our trip around the world, going through the Suez Canal and the Red Sea to India. If there is any one special thing on the planet which you think I should see, I should be grateful for your suggestion. I am, I believe, International President for the International Federation of Social Settlements and near Settlements and shall naturally see a good deal of social work everywhere.

Dame Rachel Crowdy wrote me in the early summer about an American woman on the League of Nations Advisory Committee on white slave traffic. I have known for some time that Miss Abbott had been appointed and it seems to me at last that a little dent has been made for she is not only appointed by Secretary Hughes but also is in a sense a member of the government. Several women’s organizations are quite interested in an appointment on the opium commission and I am sending your letter to the Women’s Advisory Council of the Federation of Churches which is most eager about the opium situation. Will you send a letter on the subject to ↑X↓ Ruth Morgan, ch. Internat’l Relations Committee, of the Nt. League of Women Voters? I saw something of a woman physician in New York who has brought over a number of Serbian students and scattered them in colleges and schools all over the country. I can't think of her name but she got a good deal of money out of the Bar Harbor people for her protégés. If the Carnegie Fund did it, it would be so much more dignified and imposing.

Thank you for your letters,

Faithfully yours,

Jane Addams [signed]

↑[X] Miss Morgan address is Pres't The Colony Club --  N.Y.↓