March 21st 
My dear [Miss] Addams: --
I enclose a clipping in regard to a lecture I have heard not long ago in Newark, N.J.
This talk of preparedness distresses me very much, especially if a noted lecturer indulges in it and tells, [page 2] or rather suggests to thousands of women, that, while they used to be pacifists, they have become, at this time of the war, for preparedness.
A year ago I have given my name as [a] member of the N.J. branch of the P.P., Mrs. A Dubois of Bayonne, N.J. is the Secretary, but have never heard of any special work done by the N.J. women.
Could and would a national demonstration not help in winning more women and men [page 3] to our belief of absolute Peace thoughts & actions?
It seems so [necessary] just now, to show our earnestness, when we see so many people [lose] their sane attitude.
Single handed one can do so little, but combined efforts cannot fail to impress.
Pardon my writing to you; my grief over the terrible slaughter of mankind is so great; that I had to act in some way to relieve my feeling. [page 4]
Whenever I can do something to promote Peace, you may count upon me.