THE WOMAN'S PEACE PARTY
You will recall that at the meeting of the delegates of the Congress After the War, held at Mrs. Bowen's residence on June tenth, it was voted that an attempt be made to organize a Conference of representatives of the various national groups resident in the United States, concerning the nature of the Settlement which in their judgment would conform to the interests of their people in the old country, establish just relations among the various nations and give hope for a lasting peace.
It was thought that Chicago might be the most appropriate place for holding such a conference and Miss McDowell, Miss Wald and Miss Grace Abbott were appointed a Committee. Since the Woman's Peace Party has decided to hold the Annual Meeting earlier this year than last, December eighth, ninth and tenth instead of January, the Committee has arranged the Conference for Washington on the days immediately following the meeting of the Woman's Peace Party, as a Conference of American Representatives of Oppressed or Dependent Nationalities.
Enclosed you will find a general statement concerning the character of the Conference, and I am writing to say that Miss Addams hopes very sincerely that these plans will meet with your approval and that you will make every effort to attend the sessions both of the Woman's Peace Party and of the Conference.
She wishes also to be permitted to print your name on the Programs of the Conference as a delegate to the Congress After the War, and asks that you attend a meeting of the Delegates to be held at the New Ebbitt, on the morning of Tuesday, December 12th.
I shall be very grateful if I may hear from you with reference to these various points at your early convenience.