Wilbur Kelsey Thomas to Jane Addams, November 18, 1919


November 18, 1919.

Jane Addams,
800 S. Halsted St.,
Chicago, Ill.

Dear friend:

I am very much interested in your work and I hope that you can be our agent in the field for turning this German money into this kind of work. I am enclosing copy of Mr. Hoover's latest letter to us. This is the one we are using in our Friends papers. He expressed the request that we do not use this in a public way, but that we use it in the German press and in any way that will influence the German-Americans to turn to this work. On the other hand he says we must avoid that kind of publicity that will arouse the antagonism of those who hate Germany. This letter, therefore, is for private circulation only. We will, however, have a flyer in a few days that will meet your needs and be something that you can have to distribute among people who are interested. We are going after the German population of America and will be glad to have any advice from you in regard methods of procedure. If you are coming this way again very soon, kindly let me know.

In regard to shipping clothing, you can impress upon people the fact that the shipping is done through Mr. Hoover. We will establish about 5 or 6 different warehouses in different sections of the United States, where clothing can be collected and then shipped by the carload to New York. The details of this, however, will have to be worked out a little later.

I am sending receipts for money which you recently sent it.

Yours sincerely,

Executive Secretary.

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