March 17" 1911
My dear Alice
We stayed over a week after the Child Labor Conference in Birmingham because Mary Smith's asthma is suddenly developed into a sharp attack. We found this little inn on the top of a mountain where we have been very comfortable in the midst of blooming dogwood & yellow jasmine. I am going back on Saturday but Mrs Niver will meet Mary and keep [page 2] her [illegible] for a week or ten days more. We have enjoyed our little sojourn and I have finished some writing which has been hanging over me for a long time.
I hope to come out to Cedarville next week, but will you please write me your plans. Mrs Bowen has been a little better this week but is still desperately ill of course. Always, with love to all the household, your loving sister Jane Addams