27th October 1922.
Dear Madam President,
At the request of Miss Balch I enclose the letter of Mr. Nitobe on International Courses.
May I at the same time point out that Miss Balch is entirely wrong when she writes you that the Committee had a bad impression of her arguing rather on behalf of the conservative elements of our League. The Committee was only disheartened by seeing her in such a deplorable state of health and [illegible]; it was quite pathetic!
It seems to me that her nervosity even now [prevents] her from having a real rest; she continues to send me -- not short instructions, [page 2] but lots of long letters she wishes to be forwarded on Summer School, International Courses etc.
I try not to give her any material for new business now and forward to her only the mail closely concerning her personal matters.
Thus my responsibility is of course far too great for my capacity, but in matters of principle I ask our vice-presidents. Presently f.i. I am expecting their answer if we could present some memorandum like the enclosed [illegible] (but in better English) to the President of the Labour Conference, asking him to have it distributed to the delegates. I am sorry we cannot wait for your opinion.
I am awfully sorry you will not be present at The Hague Conference, I am sure you would feel the necessity of it if you only come through Europe. It will be hard to miss you at an international gathering!
Yours very sincerely