April 30, 1912.
My dear Miss Addams:
The Christmas number of Harper's Bazar is to be written and illustrated entirely by women -- the best women writers and artists in this country. I would like immensely to have you represented in it. Will you write for the Bazar an article of twenty-five hundred (2500) words, answering the question "What Can the Average Woman Do for the Community?"
Every little wife and mother I meet these days asks me the same question. She says, "I am very busy in my home, taking care of my husband and my children, but I want to do something besides. I have only an hour or two a day, but can't I be of some use in that time? <and what can I do?">
Your message would mean a great deal to such women -- I sincerely hope you will advise them. On receipt of the manuscript, which we would like very much to have by July 1st, we will send you our [check] for two hundred dollars ($200.).