Jacobs apologizes about an article in the New York Times that will mention Addams and will interfere with Jacobs' meeting with President Wilson. Jacobs also mentions a financial situation with Schwimmer.
Addams enclosed a poem from a soldier fighting in World War I and offers it for use to Kellogg. Addams further explains her reasons and hesitations in providing reviews of nine books Kellogg had sent her.
Addams expresses frustration to Schwimmer regarding her illness, as it proves to be a major inconvenience in planning the international committee meeting, and has hindered her from traveling to Europe with Ford's peace ship.