May 1, 1916.
My dear Mr. Ickes: --
May I thank you for the kindly arrangement you made in regard to my seeing Mr. Perkins and Colonel Roosevelt.
I know I must be a thorn in the flesh to the Progressive Party, and I am really distressed that my convictions won't permit me to march along with my natural comrades.
With every appreciation of your courtesy, I am
Jane Addams [signed]