My dear Mr President --
May I express to you my admiration for the fine public work of Mr Sigmund Zeisler during the many years I have known him in Chicago.
He has an unusually quick and sympathetic understanding of social needs, with the ability and courage to plan legal measures for their amelioration -- a combination [page 2] seldom found in the successful attorney.
He is a staunch member of the liberal group in the citizenship of Chicago.
Jan'y 25" 1917 --