My dear Miss Addams:
I am returning to the charge once more, you see. This time to find out if you cannot give us our Washington's Birthday address for this college year.
We count this one of the most important addresses of the year, and it need not be confined to Washington, but may be on any patriotic theme.
It is a long time since our students have had the privilege of hearing you, and I very much hope that it may be possible for you to accept this invitation. The honorarium is fifty dollars. The lecture comes at ten o'clock in the morning, and if you felt it necessary, you could come down the night before and leave on the noon train for Chicago, [although] of course we should be still more happy if you could stay for luncheon with some members of the Faculty and for the special reception in the evening.
Always sincerely yours,