Lucia Ames Mead to Eleanor Daggett Karsten, November 1, 1917

19 Euston St. Brookline, Mass.
Nov. 1 1917

My dear Mrs. Karsten,

Nothing was decided about the printing of the statement regarding the League of Nations. If it does not cost too much, I would have 100 copies printed or mimeographed to be distributed to the voters at the close of the second session in the afternoon. Then it would not have to be read and noted by reporters; until we are ready to endorse it, the press should have no knowledge of it.

I am delighted that the arrangements are made for Philadelphia and think a hotel may be on some accounts better for us then a meeting house except that it might cost more. I saw Mr. Lynch and understand that he can speak for us.

I observe that on the program Mrs. Thomas has no place. Is she not to report? She offered her resignation but we took no action. As she was appointed by the board I suppose her resignation does not have to be made to the Party and that we must act on it at the executive session on the 5th. Please ask Miss Addams about this. If we accept her resignation I suppose I ought to make some reference to this in my annual report, certainly either you or I ought to make some report for Mrs. Thomas and her Congressional work if she does not.

Please consult with her and Miss Addams and see what they prefer.

Everything seems to be getting worse every minute. The news from Italy is disheartening, and Mr. Bigelow's flogging and the light way in which the press for the most part takes it is shocking beyond words.

I have just returned from Newark where I went to open the little course arranged by the New Jersey branch.

Yours, cordially,

Lucia Ames Mead. [signed]