Document 11: Letter from Jane Addams to Florence Kelley, Hull's Cove, Maine, 25 July 1927, Florence Kelley Papers, New York Public Library (Jane Addams Papers Microfilm, reel 19, #257).
Jane Addams declined to join Florence Kelley's planned libel suit against the DAR. Unfortunately the historian cannot revisit the ensuing conversation they had at one or the other's summer home on Penobscot Bay.
HULL'S COVE MAINE
July 25 1927
Dear Sister Kelley
I don't believe I could go in for a libel suit. It is not exactly my Quakerishness - its the whole situation. I am coming very soon to see you and we can then talk it out, - but in the meantime do go on without me. I am homesick to see you and am always devotedly yours,
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