November 29, 1916.
Dear Miss Addams:
We have had copies made of the letters of criticism, suggestion and good wishes, which have come in in response to our annual appeals. Barring the purely formal ones, I am sending you the entire set, giving as they do a cross section of "how others see us". They are, of course, confidential.
We have to date raised in pledges and promises practically one half of our educational fund. Large contributions fairly duplicate those of last year in the same period; while the number of renewing cooperating subscriptions is roughly 80 (or $800) more.
With our basic membership group fairly assured, I am hopeful that we can build up the groups of $25, $50 and $100 contributors, as set forth in my recent letter. Several members of the National Council have said they would help in this.
General circulation receipts show healthy activity, and this November will exceed last November's record.