December 28, 1916
My dear Mr. Ickes:
I, of course, was very much interested in the statement which you sent me the middle of December. I am afraid, however, that I am unable to accept your premises in regard to the Republican Party -- perhaps because I am too much of a pragmatist.
I should very much like to see you some day to talk over various things with you. I do not like to lose my old Progressive comrades.
<With all good wishes for the New year to Mrs Ickes & yourself I am>
Jane Addams. [signed]