Manuscripts/Mixed Material Letter from William Howard Taft to Alexander Graham Bell, January 17, 1916
League to Enforce Peace
COMMITTEE ON HOME ORGANIZATION
Alton B. Parker, Chairman
COMMITTEE ON FOREIGN ORGANIZATION * William Howard Taft, President FINANCE COMMITTEE
Theodore Marburg, Chairman
* A. Lawrence Lowell, Chairman
* John Bates Clark David R. Francis John Grier Hibben * Darwin P. Kingsley * Alton B. Parker * Oscar S. Straus
Jacob M. Dickinson Philip H. Gadsden * Hamilton Holt Frederick Lynch Leo S. Rowe Frank S. Streeter
Samuel J. Elder John Jays Hammond * Herbert S. Houston William Hodges Mann * William H. Short
Thomas Raeburn White
Myron T. Herrick William B. Howland * Theodore Marburg John A. Stewart
* Committee of Management
Herbert S. Houston, Treasurer
11 West 32D Street, New York 70 Fifth Avenue, New York 507 Fifth Avenue, New York
Madison Square , 8460 Chelsea 2624 Murray Hill , 3060
January 17th, 1916.
Dr. Alexander Graham Bell,
1331 Connecticut Avenue,
Washington, D. C.
My dear Dr. Bell:-
The absolute necessity, revealed by the European War, for establishing a new, better and more permanent basis for future international relations leads the Officers and the Executive Committee of the League to Enforce Peace to feel under obligation to do their utmost to fulfil the trust reposed in them by the conference held last June in Independence Hall, when it instructed them to take all proper means to carry into effect the resolutions there adopted.
The reception, both in this and in other countries, of the proposals put forth at that time has been such as to encourage the friends of the League, and to point, as the next step in its establishment, to the completion of our National and State organizations. The objects sought in so doing are to acquaint still further the people of the country with the League's platform, and to lay the foundation for securing action by our National authorities and their representatives looking to the establishment of the