[letterhead:] Diocese of Monterey and Los Angeles
108 West Second Street
Los Angeles, Cal.
[typewritten body of letter:] February 12, 1918.
Miss Mary J. Workman,
711 Jackson Street,
Los Angeles, Calif.
My dear Miss Workman:
My congratulations to you on the new auxiliary you have enlisted in the person of Mrs. Carpenter. Of course I will be very glad to meet her and to thank her for what she is going to do for our unfortunate girls and what she is doing for God. May I not congratulate you, too, on Mrs. Edson's discourse, and on the success of your last dinner. Nothing succeeds like success. People always like to be on the side of successful people. The greatest crime a person could commit these days is the crime of being a failure.
Of course you can put me down for a generous subscription for your Brownson House project. I have no objection to your publicity in regard to the One Thousand Dollar campaign; but, is it not a small sum comparatively speaking to make so much fuss over and would it not retard your larger effort in the future?
With best wishes, I remain
Yours very sincerely,
[signed:] John J. Cantwell
[typewritten title:] Bishop of Monterey and Los Angeles