May 19" 1910
We had a fine settlement conference yesterday and all seems in line for a fine conference today.
I have opened two [consecutive] conferences and find that my speaking powers are in very queer shape. I will probably have to read tonight.
Of course this week won't be so [nice] for you [though] I do hope that it gets better each time. Always yours in bonds of affection. Jane Addams
This was soon after the operation for hernia in the Augustana Hospital