February 19, 1921
Dear Miss Addams:
Had I a free moment in Chicago I should have seen you, but I was engaged every moment of the parts of three days that I happened to be in your city. More than that I had counted on seeing you at the Fellowship. I wanted to talk about the Commission to you, too. I have felt at times utterly sick about it, the weakness of its direction and the mistakes of which we of The Nation as well as others were guilty, and so I have often reproached myself for ever having asked you to join. Nothing I have ever done has focused such social pressure and intolerance upon us as this. Do let me know the next time you are in New York.