Frederick Paul Keppel to Carolena Morris Wood, February 27, 1920

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THE AMERICAN RED CROSS
NATIONAL HEADQUARTERS
WASHINGTON, D.C.

February 27, 1920

Dear Miss Wood,

I have your letter of the 25th inst. and, of course, will be glad to see you and Miss Addams on March 6th.

I am afraid, however, that the United States Government can do nothing in this matter without authorization from Congress and, as you know, the Congressional calendar is frightfully overcrowded. I have taken this matter up myself with the Secretary of State and I know how he feels. You may be interested in the enclosed table, which shows that the total number of men whom we can reach now is relatively small.

I think the whole job could be done for about [$3,500,000.] or $4,000,000.

Yours very sincerely,

F P Keppel B [signed by secretary]
F. P. Keppel,
Director, Foreign Operations

↑Signed by Miss Bowen in Mr Keppel's absence↓

Miss Carolena M. Wood,
Mt. Kisco, N.Y.