Letter from Carrie Chapman Catt to May Wright Sewall.

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CATT, CARRIE CHAPMAN June 2nInternational Woman Suffrage Alliance Honorary President, SUSAN B. ANTHONY, Rochester, N. Y. President, CARRIE CHAPMAN CATT, 205 W. 57th St., New York, U. S. A. 1st Vice-President, Dr. JUR. ANITA AUGSPURG, Paul Strasse 25, Hamburg Germany. 2nd Vice-President, MILLICENT FAWCETT, 2 Gower St., London England. Secretary, RACHEL FOSTER AVERY, 5 Rue de Communeux, Vevey, Switzerland. 1st Assistant Secretary, Dr. KATHE SCHIRMACHER, 53 Rue Notre Dame des Champs, Paris. 2nd Assistant Secretary, JOHANNA NABER, 5 Van Eeghensraat, Amsterdam, Holland. Treasurer, MISS RODGER CONLIFFE, 45 Albert Palace Mansions, Battersea Park, London. Hotel Kougar of Dauwark. Copenhagen, June 25. My dear Mrs. Sewall:If there was a stenographer in this city who could take English dictation, I should send you a full report of the Paris meeting, but as there is not. I must do all my correspondence by hand and can only get help where there is duplicate work which can be done. I therefore shall report only those things which I know must interest you most. Mrs Harper will, of course, send you a full report, but upon one matter, I have promised her to write. Your letter concerning the publication of the Berlin transactions was read and altho there was no open discussion, there was much private whispering and the expression on faces indicated that some disagreable action might be taken. I therefore thought it best that the disposal of the question should be initiated by our own country and I moved the following

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after a hint had been given that [...] or need probably be necessary: Moved, by Mrs. Catt that Mrs. Sewall be requested to abridge the transactions, so that they may be published for not more than $1.00 for each set. Unanimously adopted [The discussion developed the suggestion that the who transaction might more cheaply be printed in one volume, but this was not in the motion.] This motion was followed by another which I also made, moved that Mrs. Sewall be requested to compute the book, and after its compution, she shall be authorized to solicit subscriptions to the transactions at the price agreed upon at the previous motion, but she shall not be authorized to solicit contributions of money from the Internal Councils for the purposes of publishing the transaction. Unanimously adopted. This last motion was preceded by a discussion as to whether you had suggested in your letter the desirability of securing cash contributions from the Councils, or only suggested subscriptions to the book. Some thought one may and some another. The Councils thought could not give more, Then Mrs. Stritt also said that she thought subscriptions should not solicited until the books could be delivered

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2 lest something should happen to prevent their [proriation?]. I therefore [...] what appeared to be the majority opinion in my motion. The latter clause I fear sounds a bit impudent, but it was not intended so by the move on the Council. I think my motions prevented more disagreable ones and also discussion which would have been [dispairing?] to you. I meant these so. Mrs. Gordon wished to have it clearly understood that she could do nothing which in the matter of these tranactions, and I was therefore deputized to explain to you, that you, and not Mrs. Gordon must appeal to the Council for subscriptions, and you must also deliver them. Nothing was said about the numbers she printed, but I venture my own opinion, that as few as [once?] fill the orders might give you in the matter. The Norway matter was so compromised there was nothing offensive left and all except Miss Krvg and I voted for it, and M did not vote at all. The Australian matter was left as proposed by Australia

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3 until they know more terms for federation. The proposed are under [...] [...] [...] by the proposal of Canada to take away the one term [...] the president. The American delegates and Martina Kranners, were the only ones to vote against it. I think there was no other action which could be called fundamental, and indeed, the Norway, Australian and term of office questions go to the Quisquennial anyway. We did not do anything of real importance, I think, but we ate much and often. The IWC appointed six fratural delegates to the I.W.S. Alliance meeting in Copenhagen: Baroness Gripenberg, Joan Stritt, Mrs. Dobson of Tasmania, Mrs. Donohue of N.S. Wales, Dr. Sandalien of [...], Mrs. Chaponire-Chaix of Switzerland. Tell Miss Sheriff Baire, that I have just had a letter from Mrs. Napier saying that she may come to the Copenhagen gen meeting. With cordial greeting to you both and the regret that I cannot send you a fuller report. I am Yours, Carrie C. Catt

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