Nov. 26, 1910
My dear Mr. King:-
I am very sorry that it will be impossible for me to accept your kind invitation to give the Washington's Birthday address. I have been obliged to do much less speaking than usual the last two years, and upon the advice of my physician will be cautious in that direction for another year.
Thanking you for your kind letter, and regretting that I am unable to come, I am
Jane Addams [signed]