October 30, 1914
My dear Dr. King: --
It is very good of you to renew your invitation to come to Oberlin but I am again compelled to decline. Unfortunately, I have been obliged to greatly reduce the number of my speaking engagements and for that reason am adding just as few as possible to those I have already made. It may be that I can arrange to come some time during the Winter, but it is impossible for me to make any definite engagement just now.
With much appreciation of your courtesy, I am
Jane Addams [signed]