April 29, 1917.
My dear Miss Addams:
Your telegram of the 27th reached me. I think it is unlikely that we can secure a legislative exemption for conscientious objectors. I will, however, see that your view is presented to the Conference Committee.
In the meantime I hope that the administration of whatever law is passed will make it possible for us to avoid the unhappy difficulties which occurred in England and which you mention.