Document 13:  Hannah Clothier Hull to Dorothy Detzer, 21 February 1928, The Records of the Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom, U.S. Section, Swarthmore College Peace Collection (Scholarly Resources Microfilm, reel 47, #876).

Introduction

        These telegrams sent by Lucy Biddle Lewis, Chairman of the Pennsylvania branch of the Women's International League for Peace and Freedom, and Hannah Clothier Hull to Congressman Thomas S. Butler inquire as to whether the House Committee on Naval Affairs had asked the DAR to investigate WILPF.[9]

February 21, 1928

Hon. Thomas S. Butler
House Office Building
Washington, D.C.

As a Daughter of the American Revolution and Chairman of the Penna. Branch of the Womens' [sic] International League for Peace and Freedom, I should like to have you confirm or deny the reports we are receiving that the Committee on Naval Affairs of the House has requested the D.A.R. to report to your Committee on the work and finances of the W.I.L.

Lucy Biddle Lewis

Hon. Thomas S. Butler
House Office Building
Washington, D.C.

As National Chairman of the W.I.L.P.F. I wish to inquire whether it can be true as reported that the Navy Affairs Committee has authorized a member of the D.A.R. to make a report to your committee concerning the finances and activities of the W.I.L. Please reply immediately.

Hannah Clothier Hull

Dear Dorothy:

The above telegrams have just been sent. We will let you know his response and what further action we take. On the other hand, will you kindly keep us promptly informed of whatever information you receive in reply to your letter.

H. C. H.

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