Rev. Wm. E. Corr
National Catholic War Council
Los Angeles Division
825 Higgins Building
Los Angeles, Cal., [typed] Feb 4th 1920
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Miss Mary Devin,
Los Angeles, Calif.
My dear Miss Devin:
I am very sorry I cannot attend the meeting of the Brownson House Board of Directors Friday afternoon as I desire to know more fully their wishes. The meeting of two weeks ago seemed to promise that our long expected new Brownson House would soon be a reality. I was indeed disappointed to learn from Miss Workman the next morning that she had decided otherwise. It would have been a far more magnificent home than we anticipated as a friend offered me five thousand dollars for Americanization work should I wish to begin the second building immediately.
As I am planning a campaign for fifty thousand dollars I agree that it is best to allow the matter to rest for the present. Mr. Ferguson informed me that nothing definite was decided at the meeting with Miss Workman last Friday. My communication to the Board regarding our assuming the expenses of Brownson House stated that the funds available should be used immediately for needed improvements. It seems as though no decision has been reached regarding this matter. With such a program of activities as we have in view for future Americanization work every cent must be put to the very best possible use, therefore, if Brownson House so wishes it may assume this months expenses until some definite agreement is entered into between us and the Board of Directors.
I am sure that the Directors have recognized the great future possible for Brownson House and I am deeply sorry that this cannot be immediately realized. However, even greater things may be in store for the Institution we all love so dearly.
With very best wishes to the members of the Board, I am
Yours very sincerely,
[signed] W.E. Corr
Director, National Catholic War council,
Los Angeles Division.