My dear Miss Addams:
I am very sorry that I did not get a chance to see you when you were in New York. The fact is that I was laid up with the grippe for almost two weeks, and just as soon as I could get out of the house, I had to go to Washington in anticipation of this postal trouble. I wanted very much to have a chance to meet you and hoped that we might talk a little about the proposed book. I know it is something that you can't hasten, but I am sure that when you do get around to it, it will be a valuable and important contribution -- and much needed.
John S Phillips [signed]