Jane Addams to Mary Rozet Smith, March 22, 1904

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Dearest --

Your second letter came at breakfast and tells me all I have been able to learn concerning the Clark affair. I do hope it is going well isn't it amazing how much we fight. I am glad the fire place end has been stopped, I had a perfectly killing telegram for H. H. Apparently each artist has his own last [as?] [page 2] does the shoemaker. I have had a charming visit [with] settlement-folk here and with Miss Wald. She is coming in April as she wrote you. Last night I dined with the Goodriches for [illegible] a [celebratory] dinner which was amazingly good. Everyone has been endlessly kind and while my throat aches after [page 3] each speech it does hold out until the end. I only have three more and will arrive over the Lake Shore at four o'clock on Friday March 25th. Maybe I am [not] homesick for you! it is the reverse of C. Landsberg & Mr Hooker, I almost cry for your ministrations at night when my [page 4] conscience is bad and my spirits low. I have some interesting tales to tell -- think of my [interviewing] Pres't Eliot tomorrow morning at 9 A.M., on the subject of his attitude toward the printers label! Give my dear love to the dear family I will surely see you at the wedding if not before.

Always yours J. A. --

Boston March 22