Newton Diehl Baker Jr. to Jane Addams, April 29, 1917


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.

Cordially yours,

Newton D. Baker [signed]
Secretary of War.
Miss Jane Addams,
Hull House,
Chicago, Illinois.