NATIONAL AMERICAN WOMAN SUFFRAGE ASSOCIATION
HEADQUARTERS 505 FIFTH AVENUE, NEW YORK.
August 16th. 1912.
Dear Miss Addams:-
I forgot to explain, in a letter just mailed to you, the point in regard to Miss Carpenter.
Miss Carpenter had asked to have the National pay her expenses in the campaign in Ohio on her return from the Chicago Convention. I knew how tense the feeling there was between the Taft and Roosevelt forces, and that going directly from the convention might interfere with her work in the State and, in a way, complicate the National Association with the State society, which I knew to be particularly opposed to Mr. Roosevelt, and I did not want the National Association to do anything that would [antagonize] the State association. What I said to her as an organizer for the National Association had no relation whatever with the individual action of any other suffragist. It was simply as she was going directly to the State where Mrs. Upton had rather a strong feeling on the matter.
Anna H Shaw [signed]