Carrie Chapman Catt to Jane Addams, January 1915

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Miss Jane Addams,

The proposed meeting of the Alliance will not be held, as the votes are in majority against it. It is now proposed to call a meeting of unofficial women. Dr. Jacobs writes me that the idea is to protest against the war. The English women evidently have a different idea.

I have written that I heartily approve of such a meeting being held, but that I cannot come over for it nor can I give my name to the call, as I feel sure it would be misunderstood and believed by some to be official.

If such a meeting is held, I think it would be well for you as chief of the Peace Party here to send any recommendations as to policy which may occur to you. I have sent the platform of the Peace Party to all of them, and as I have of late been approached by several of the more radical suffragists of Great Britain as to the possibility of doing something important, I have urged them to use their spare energies in starting a similar movement there.

Most cordially yours,

Carrie Chapman Catt [signed]

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