Jane Addams, et. al, to Woodrow Wilson, October 18, 1913

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TELEGRAM.

The White House,
Washington.

10:25 p.m.

Sa, Chicago, Ill., October 18, 1913.

THE PRESIDENT.

Whereas, the Associated Press reports to the American public that Mrs. Pankhurst's deportation has been ordered by the board of inquiry at Ellis Island and,

Whereas, such action is in direct violation of the traditions and customs of the United States which has always been hospitable to the political offenders and revolutionists of all nations, and,

Whereas, our sister republic, France, is at the present moment sheltering Christabel Pankhurst,

Now, therefore, be it resolved: That we, the undersigned women of Chicago, protest against this flagrant violation of our long established public policy, and,

Be it further resolved: That we respectfully petition the Department of Labor in reviewing the case of this distinguished English woman to reconsider the decision of the Board of Inquiry and to admit Mrs. Pankhurst; thus maintaining the high traditions of America's devotion to liberty and right of free speech.

(Signed) Jane Addams, Louise DeKoven Bowen, Mary [Rozet] Smith, Mary McDowell, Margaret Dreier Robins, [Harriette] Taylor Treadwell, President Chicago Political Equality League; Margaret A. Haley, Business Representative Chicago Teachers' Federation; Ida L. M. Furstman, President Chicago Teachers' Federation; Mrs. Harriet S. Thompson, Director Chicago Political Equality League; [Editha] Phelps, Anna Nichols, Laura Dainty Pelham, [page 2] Stella Miles Franklin, Kathleen Hamill, Mary Foulke Morrisson, Anna Monroe, Edith Wyatt, Caroline Packard, Leonora Pease, Secretary Socialist Women's League; Mrs. L. Brackett Bishop, [Marian] M. Griffin, Margaret B. Dobyne, Mary E. Galvin, Judith W. Loewenthal, Agnes Nestor, E. Beatrix Dauchy, Belle Squire, Anna Willard [Timeus], Emma Steghagan, Grace Wilbur Trout, Florence Holbrook, Catharine Goggin, Mary Anderson, Sophonisba Breckinridge, Edith Abbott, Esther Dresden, President Young Women's Suffrage Association; Amy Walker, [Francie] Harden, Anna Harden, Catharine Goggin, Mary V. Donoghue, Wilma Rhinesmith, Julia Donoghue, [Serena] Hayes, May E. Brown.

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