Chambers of Department Fourteen
The Superior Court
Los Angeles, California
Paul J. McCormick, Judge
February 27, 1920
Miss Mary J. Workman
c-o Brownson House
711 Jackson Street,
Los Angeles, Cal.
My dear Miss Workman:
Until today I have not had sufficient courage to answer your surprising and disappoint letter of the 9th inst., and even now I cannot find words adequate to express my regret at the passing of Brownson house, and especially at the conditions that have necessitated your relinquishment of the conduct thereof.
It may be progressive reform to adopt such a policy but personally I feel that the loss of your service and personality irreparable.
It must be a great consolation however, not only to be able to see the effects of your unselfish devotion for so many years, but to feel there are hundreds and perhaps thousands of persons who have been made good citizens and practical Christians by reason of your personal zeal and Christian charity.
I cannot tell you how keenly I feel the situation, but trust that it will not prove as unfortunate as it seems.
With kindest regards and memories. I remain,
[signed] Paul J. McCormick