January 8, 1918.
My dear Mrs. Burch:
I was very, very sorry to receive your letter for several reasons. First, I was sorry that you had been ill but I very much hope that you are quite recovered by this time. You do not tell me whether you are getting better or not, but I hope the fact that you are answering letters, means that you are.
Miss Addams was very much disappointed to find that you did not feel that you could act as a member of the Executive Board, and she has asked me to urge you to meet with the Board at the meeting on January 13th in New York, and then, if you feel it necessary to do so, resign. I hope you may be able to do this, and I wish very much I could be in New York also.
With best wishes for the New Year, and hoping you are quite recovered from your illness, I am
Very sincerely yours,