July 1, 1918
My dear Mr. Secretary:
Would you be kind enough to tell me whether you think there is anything we could do to assist in the case to which my attention is called in the enclosed letter by Miss Macllvaine of New Jersey? I have replied to Miss Macllvaine as follows:
"Mrs. Wilson has handed me your letter of yesterday and I shall take the matter up at once with the Secretary of Labor. I am sorry to say there is no money at my disposal which I could use in the way you suggest, but I shall seek the counsel of the Secretary of Labor as to whether there is not something we can do to assist."