WOMEN’S INTERNATIONAL LEAGUE FOR PEACE AND FREEDOM
8 November 1922.
My dear Mr. Atkinson:
Mrs. George Mathes, who has done such splendid work in the Federation of Churches and, [as] you doubtless know, in your own organization, has also been a valuable member of the national Board of our Women’s International League and in the hope that your organization may be contemplating sending a delegate to The Hague meeting to which you have been invited, I am venturing to suggest that it would be a wonderful thing to have Mrs. Mathes represent you.
She has been working very hard indeed both in the service of the Federation and later for the Anti-Saloon League and such an appointment would give her a well-deserved respite. But I am urging her primarily because I very much admire her ability and understanding of our mutual cause and I am sure that you could not find a worthier representative among all your women.
Hoping that I am not presuming upon your courtesy, I am
Jane Addams. [signed]