December 26, 1904.Miss Jane Addams,
Hull House, 335 South Halsted [Street],
My dear Miss Addams:
Please accept my thanks for your letter of the 24th and for the copy of your convocation address at the University of Chicago. I have read the address with unreserved endorsement and cordial approval. It seems to me to have wonderful insight and to say just the things that need to be said. I indeed feel gratified and encouraged greatly by your thought of me as your "sociological godfather". I only wish that I could feel that even in a small degree I deserved the title. I have felt sufficiently cast down and despondent for several days to satisfy my worst enemy. I do feel cheered by what you say. I am going to allow myself to think that you have gotten at least a little bit of help from something that I may have said or written, even if I cannot see how.
Ever faithfully yours,