November 10, 1916.
My dear Miss Abbott:
Dr. Lynch asked me to say that he is very much interested in the "Conference of Suppressed Nationalities" and will be glad to help in any way he can. He thinks it very desirable. It will be one of the most suggestive Conferences that have been called for a long time.
He regrets very much that The Church Peace Union is absolutely tied up by its Charter and By-laws to work through the Churches. It was endowed by Mr. Carnegie after he had made the great endowment of $10,000,000 simply that there might be a fund for the use of the Churches. The By-laws make it impossible for us to appropriate funds for work done in other ways. Dr. Lynch would advise you to take the matter up with Dean Frederick Keppel, Columbia University, and see if the Carnegie Endowment can not be interested. And he would be very glad indeed to talk it over with Mr. Keppel and use his influence, if you should see fit to write him.