Letter

Scope and Content

From Julia Ward Howe to James C. Street, dated at Boston. Howe writes that she has lately been at Detroit, Michigan and that Governor Cooper of Newcastle [?] has given her Street's name as that of a man of peace. She writes that she takes the liberty to address Street on behalf of a project which she has close to her heart and which she desires to make known to all humanity. She wishes for cooperation on the part of humans throughout the world to avoid the calamity of man. She proposes that this cooperation shall commence by a general congress or conference of women called together to protest against the unchristian barbarism of man. Howe states that she has enclosed two printed documents; the shortest of these is titled 'An Appeal to womanhood throughout the world', which was Howe's first utterance on behalf of what is now known as the Woman's Peace Movement. The other document is an address presented by Howe at a convention held in New York on December 29th and adopted as the address of the convention. They should desire to hold their peace conference in a capital of a European city in the coming spring or summer and London would be their choice if it is approved. So far she has had little response from England, but continues to write hoping at last to find the right people: those who will take an interest in realising a fundamental Christian idea.