Dear Madam President,
I beg to add to this first letter I have to forward to you from headquarters the expression of my most heartfelt thanks for the comfort your kindness has given me in these hard times.
I shall do my best to deserve it by working here with the devotedness I always felt for our cause which I judge the most important for humanity.We are expecting with great [page 2] hope your answer to the invitation of the Executive Committee; your being in the chair would give to our Hague-Conference a world-wide importance and attract prominent American people whose presence is so very desirable.
With kindest regards
Geneva, the 21st Sept. 22.