September 3, 1912.
To the Members of the Committee:
I am happy to announce that the fight for the Federal Commission has been won, thanks to the faithful and persistent efforts of our representative in Washington, Mr. Allen T. Burns, aided by many members of this Committee and the efficient work of our friends in Congress, especially Senator Borah, in the Senate, and Hon. William B. Wilson and Hon. William Hughes, in the House of Representatives.
President Taft has arranged to meet a delegation from our Committee at Beverly on September 9th, to learn our views on the personnel and initial plans of work for the Commission. I am, therefore, asking the full Committee to meet in the Trustees Room, 9th floor, United Charities Building, 105 East 22nd Street, on Saturday, September 7th, at 10 a.m. to formulate our recommendations. If you cannot attend this meeting, please send me your views in writing as soon as possible.
With many thanks for your cooperation, and trusting that the Commission may realize our highest hopes in the public service it will render for the country, I am
Very sincerely yours,
S. M. Lindsay [signed]