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Jane Addams to Clarence Darrow, October 20, 1932

Jane Addams is referring to Jessie Binford (1876 - 1966), known as "the conscience of Chicago," who was a longtime associate of Addams, founder of Chicago's Hull House. Binford was inducted into the Iowa Women's Hall of Fame in 1977.

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800 South Halsted Street

My dear Mr. Darrow

Mrs. Binford has told me of the fine address you gave yesterday before the Ill. Supreme Court.

May I express my admiration and gratitude ever more for your defense of those most surely in need of defense and tell you how sorry I am not to have heard the address.

I am venturing to send you a copy of a little text of mine that I hope you may care to read -

Faithfully yours

Jane Addams

Oct 20 1932

800 South Halsted Street

Mr Clarence Darrow
1537 East 60th St—