Dear Miss Addams;
I cannot refrain writing you my admiration of your perfect address last Thursday night. You taught me much in the noble art of speaking; & I shall be unjust to myself if I did not acknowledge my debt.
As to the cause-–it moves on reasonable well, considering [page 2] the forces that work so subtly against us. Public opinion is our only hope. Can you, I wonder, bring this in any way to bear on Dolliver & Clapp. I shall take measure also-–but your weight with the American people is so greatly great that you can aid invaluably & do more than I can try hard as I may & I will [page 3] put my whole soul into this.
The first [rangle] is that they will possibly try to substitute "something just as good"; but you are familiar with the methods.
With sincerest admiration & profoundest respect.
Albert J. Beveridge
To Miss Addams, Chicago.