Woodrow Wilson to Jane Addams, March 8, 1915


March 8, 1915

My dear Miss Addams:

I perhaps owe you an apology for not having replied by telegraph to your telegram of March fourth from Superior, Wisconsin. The reason I did not reply in that way was that I wished to say more than I could readily put into a telegram.

I need not tell you how glad I shall be to consider any suggestion with regard to a peace that you may care to submit to me, but I literally dare not seek an interview such as you suggest because I think I do not exaggerate when I say that requests of a similar sort come from different quarters at least every week and I should have to draw some distinctions which would become invidious before I get through with them, unless I granted interviews to all who applied for them in this matter. You will understand the delicacy this situation places [page 2] me in.

I should welcome a memorandum from you with all my heart.

Cordially and sincerely yours,

Woodrow Wilson [signed]

Miss Jane Addams,
Chicago, Illinois.

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