William Monroe Trotter to Jane Addams, August 6-7, 1912

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NIGHT LETTER
THE WESTERN UNION TELEGRAPH COMPANY

RECEIVED AT

BOSTON MASS AUG -6-7-12.,

MISS JANE ADDAMS,
HULL HOUSE,
CHGO

COLORED MASSACHUSETTES APPRECIATES YOUR OPPOSITION EXCLUDING [SOUTHERN] COLORED DELEGATES BUT BESEECHES YOU CONSISTENTLY NOT BE FALSE TO COLORED RACE AND BETRAY CAUSE EQUAL RIGHTS BY SECONDING [NOMINATION] ROOSEVELT WHO DELIBERATELY ADVOCATED THUS CONCURRING IN COLOR DISFRANCHISEMENT WOMEN SUFFRAGE WILL BE STAINED WITH NEGRO BLOOD UNLESS WOMEN REFUSE ALLIANCE WITH [ROOSEVELT]

W M TROTTER.

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